Also because there has been too many incidents such as a fourteen year old child who was bullied in his school for years and he ended up hanging himself outside of his house. However it is not only children from schools that receive such terrible treatment from bullies but also teachers, bus drivers, and bus monitors. A you tube video was posted this year of students verbally abusing bus monitor Karen Klein while she was only doing her job as bus monitor. This video put a spotlight on how hard it can be to handle bullying. Karen Klein was interviewed by Good Morning America and she said that she does want to see the boys punished but does not expect for them to receive legal punishment.
As many as 25% of teenagers have experienced cyberbullying, even though there is still more bullying at school in comparison to online. (Elizabeth Landau, 2013)Cyberbullying among preteens and teens has increased dramatically in recent years as young people spend more time socializing online, according to the Second Youth Internet Safety Survey. Cyberbullying includes sending hurtful or threatening e-mails or instant messages, spreading rumors or posting embarrassing photos of others. Young people who are victims of cyberbullying are more likely to report social problems and interpersonal victimization. Being victimized also increases their chances of harassing peers online themselves.
Should Teachers Carry Guns in the Classroom? For all the dangerous places in the world, such as places with wars and violence, you would think that a place where we send our own children would be safe. Schools shouldn’t be a place of fear. Schools are not safe anymore because of the violence that goes on in schools and sometimes deadly school shootings. We have had a lot of recent school shootings so far this school year and the year isn’t even over yet.
As Cole (2000) suggests, this involves physical, verbal, psychological and social aggression. Examples include hitting, threats to harm, teasing, theft or damage of possessions, rumour spreading, and exclusion (Rigby, 2007). This may be motivated by jealousy, distrust, fear, misunderstanding and the need to feel powerful (Rigby, 2007). As Cross et al., (2009) states, one in six students report being bullied at on a weekly basis with half of all students experiencing bullying at some time. Specifically 27% of Year four to Year nine students are bullied every few weeks or more (Cross et al., 2009).
Bullies can be anywhere, but there's no place they show up more than in schools (John Cloud, “When Bullying Turns Deadly”). Some students are so terrified of being bullied that they will not attend school. It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to the fear of being bullied (National Education Association). That is a lot of students missing school, missing out on their education just because people want to be mean and bully them; don’t you think? Sometimes it doesn’t occur to us that we are being bullies.
Retrieved from http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/fcs/pdfs/fcs471.pdf, on February 10, 2012 The Effect of Divorce on Children: What Makes a Difference, Judith A. Myers-Walls, Ph.D., CFLE. Retrieved from http://www.extension.purdue.edu/providerparent/Family-Child%20Relationships/EffectDivorce.htm, on February 11,
Urban Gangs in the US Danielle King Everest University Sociology Individual Work Week 5 February 17, 2012 Abstract The FBI defines a gang as "a group of three or more individuals bonded together by race, national origin, culture, or territory, who associate on a continual basis for the purpose of committing criminal acts" (Parker, 2007, p. 1). Since the mid-20th century, gang violence in this country has become widespread—all 50 states and the District of Columbia report gang problems, and reports have increased for 5 of the past 7 years (EMT.org, 2010). Gang members generally come from economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds where there is a breakdown in family and community cohesiveness. Youth see the gang
For example some kids would want to commit suicide because they were spreading horrible rumors about them, or some kids are bullying the kid horribly. This happen at in the high school of Ohio, where a kid named Eric Mohat killed himself. He was 17 years old and he was physically harassed everyday at school, in front of teacher and they never really cared whatever happens to him. One day a kid said to him publicly in front of the class “why don’t you just go shoot yourself, no one would care” So he did. This is similar towards Matt’s situation because he was accused for bombing the school and many kids would torture him.
“Cyber-bullying” claims that “42% of children have been bullied while online. 1 in 4 have had it happen more than once.” Whether it is hateful messages or spreading nasty rumors, cyber bullying has been a major issue in the past few years. You hear it all the time how children that are committing suicide from being cyber-bullied. “Ages 9-14 are most common as both victims and bullies. Girls are twice as likely as boys to be involved in cyber-bulling, as victim or perpetrator” “Cyber-bullying”.