Bullying in Schools and Online: A Growing Epidemic Proving to be Fatal Kimberly Futrell Harrison College Composition I Stephanie Kurin 06/10/2012 Bullying in Schools and Online: A Growing Epidemic Proving to be Fatal Each day, kids are being bullied in their schools and at home while online. They are bullied because of race, sexual orientation, creed, physical image, or for no particular reason at all. Bullying is not limited to age, but the most prevalent age range is teenagers. Bullying in schools and on the Internet amongst teenagers has greatly increased in the past years; this has led to increased fatalities because so many feel that they don't have anywhere or anyone to go to. These fatalities are not just suicides, but
Examples are instant messaging, text messaging, blog, emails, etc. cyber bullying through proxy is when the bully gets someone else to do their dirty work. Cyber bullying by proxy is consider the most dangerous type do cyber bullying because adults often get involved and majority of the time the adults are unaware that they are bullying a child. Statistics says that nearly 46% of kids have been bullied online. 70% of students report seeing bullying online.
Modest Proposal Cyber bullying is an issue seen nationwide that is dangerously overlooked. Cyber bullying takes place over social networks such as Facebook and Twitter and over text messaging. Bullies are known to go after a group or person with “lower power”. There has been a rise in cyber bullying over the past few years and not nearly enough precautions are being taken to prevent this issue. Cyber bullying is legally defined as actions that use information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group that is intended to harm another or others.
Diana Scutt English 090- College Writing Skills Dr. Schillig 29 November 2011 Argument Essay Mean Girls Bullying is an epidemic that our schools face; everyone has been bullied in some type of form at one point in their lives. Personally I feel as if females get it the worst. Females are bullied with words; while boys are bullied with fists. The media portrays these models as thin, beautiful girls; this ultimately makes other girls who aren’t as thin feel as if they aren’t pretty. They’re cases where females are bullied to the point where they resort to drugs and alcohol to make the pain go away, drop out of school because they can’t face their tormentors, causing some type of physical harm to their bodies, and or even resort to taking their own lives.
Bullying: the legal crime Bullying has long been a practice witnessed in schoolyards and classrooms across the country. “In Bullies in Schools” by Kathleen Berger, for it explains about how bullying is a big problem in Norway and what they have done to overcome the situation. Other stories such as Bird Girl by Clark Deleon and Rowing the Bus bye Paul Logen explains about what happened and how they have been affected after the years of being bullied. All three of these stories has something similar facts about bullying, for one is that bullying is a big problem around the world, getting picked on because of the way someone looks, destroying someone’s confidence, and many other reasons. Some of these reasons can ruin someone self esteem, confidence,
Bullying victims can have a lot of stress added on and it can lead to retaliation such as school shootings as well as suicide. Cyber bullying is the more modern type of bullying and some argue that it's the most harmful. When it comes to cyber bullying anyone can become the bully. The small scrawny kid can be just as harmful as the big kid on the playground. Cyber bullying can have a longer lasting effect on the victim.
Monica Reis EGL-311 Controversy Concerning Cyber Bullying In the 21st century cyber bullying has become a part of our everyday lives. It is deliberating harming an individual or group of individuals through information and computer technologies. This fast growing trend has some experts believing it to be more detrimental than typical school yard bullying; because of the “24/7” access society has with the internet. (Webster, Chris, 2007). A recent studied stated that approximately half of teenagers who are either in middle school or high school have been bullied through at least one source of electronic technology.
The boys were considered outcasts and were picked on in school. Many people have come to believe that the motive behind this murderous spree was they were tired of constant ridicule and teasing from classmates. Bullying is a constant problem in schools all over the world; when taken to far this is one example of a horrific outcome. According to the National Threat Assessment Center
According to, The National Association of School Nurses, corporal punishment is defined as, “intentional infliction of physical pain as a method of changing behavior. This can include hitting, shaking or slapping, either with a hand or with an object, such as a paddle or belt. Corporal punishment becomes abuse if it causes injury to the child” (NASN). In one case, Taylor Santos, a high-school sophomore at Springtown High School, opted to take a spanking rather than serve another day in school suspension. However, she was left bruised badly blistered after her male vice-principal spanked her.
Most teenagers in a European or western country owns a smartphone or a computer. This will automatically result in the victims not being able to escape, from the hate and the discomfort they are being put into. Also the bullies are hard to find, as they have this online mask or username, so they remain anonymous. Aleks writes that he thinks, the problem with cyber-bullying is the fact that you are anonymous. This digital mask, which the writer mentions, is the biggest problem.