Papers written in MLA 8 format have the following recommended features:
NOTE: Always check with your instructor to see if they have any special instructions of their own.
HEADING AND TITLE
TABLES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
Example of MLA format:
6 April 2016
Cyberbullying and Its Impact on Today's Youth
Recent events in the news have shed light on the growing seriousness of cyberbullying
for today's youth. Cyberbullying can be defined as the use of the internet, cell phones, or
any other electronic communication devices to spread harmful or embarrassing information
about someone. A 2010 report from Anglia Ruskin University notes how the impact of
cyberbullying compares to that of face-to-face bullying:
Cyber-bullying has some shared characteristics with traditional bullying such as repetition, power imbalance and intention. Cyber-bullying is also different to traditional bullying because it is anonymous, rapid, and victims cannot escape from it. When young people are involved in sending nasty text messages and emails about another young person they might not be aware of the potential harm they are causing to them, but bullying in all forms can have a negative effect on a young persons mental health. (O'Brien 9)
A study conducted over two years in Colorado on the prevalence of cyberbullying indicated
that it is less common than, face-to-face bullying. However, the impacts on victims can be
just as traumatic.
Table 1. Percentage of Youth Self-Reporting Physical and Internet Bullying Perpetration
Source: Kirk R. Williams and Nancy G. Guerra, "Prevalence and Predictors of Internet
Bullying" Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 41, no. 6, 2007, pp. S14-S21.
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