In the age of cell phones and videos, has bullying become a culture?

Cell phones and videos have become a necessity, the electronic device has also aided in creating a culture where bullying is now acceptable. To many its second nature to hit the “record” button on your cell phone, because we want to share as many moments with our loved ones as possible. However, people are not just sharing the good moments but dark moments that people wish never happened. As everyone tunes in online to watch the latest fight and embarrassing moments of others, is this the new normal. Have people made others despair our entertainment, instead of assisting and taking actions to resolve the problem?

Culture of Cruelty

Some refer to this new era in time as the “Culture of Cruelty.” The issue of bullying is wide spread from elementary schoolyards to the workplace; no one is exempt from bullying. While bullying has always been an issue, cell phones have further magnified the problem. Now with social media, bullies have endless methods to harass their victims. Many feel there is no escaping their aggressor because of technology. Leaders must take a unified front to resolve bullying problem. If the president can rant on twitter, we given bullies the green light to harass others.

Celebrities who were targets of bullying

  • Singer Kehlani attempted suicide after catching backslash on social media steaming from accusations of her cheating on her current boyfriend.

 

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  • Actress/Singer Selena Gomez was also cyber bullied after pictures of her surfaced on the internet showing the star had gained a few pounds.

 

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  • Justin Bieber disabled his Instagram account after fans continued to cyberbully and berate his then girlfriend Sofia Richie.

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Technology has brought the world many benefits, however there are still some challenges.

LaToya Hurley

LaToya Hurley is a proud mother of 2, successful career women and entrepreneur. LaToya has works in the Marketing & PR realm as well as an analyst for the last 10 years delivering results for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and traveling.