Chapter 19: Dealing with Conflict, Violence, and Abuse | Reading and Writing Practice

Read the passage below and then answer the questions.

In some ways, cyberbullying is similar to traditional bullying. Both can have a severe negative impact on people who are targeted. The victims can become depressed, have lower self-esteem, and experience problems at school.

In some ways, however, the impact of cyberbullying can be worse than traditional bullying. Information can be spread rapidly and widely as people forward e-mails and texts, and post messages on websites and social media pages. People can hide behind fake screen names online, allowing them to make comments online that they would never make in person. This can increase the harshness of a cyberbullying attack and cause additional anxiety to the victim. Victims of cyberbullying do not feel safe from attacks anywhere, even in their own homes.


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