In a USA Today Sarah M. Coyne, an assistant professor at Brigham Young University, was quoted in a news article saying, "As a society we've gotten pretty lax concerning profanity. We're desensitized to it.” More specifically, kids are desensitized to using homophobic slurs. The problem is everywhere, including at Downers Grove South high school (DGS). Many teachers and students at DGS claimed they hear homophobic slurs multiple times a week, if not multiple times a day. According to the Gay and Lesbian Education Network (GLSEN) Over half of all students have reported hearing homophobic remarks often at school.
A 13 year old girl honor student and a 12 year old coconspirator girl brought a knife to school to assault an English teacher that reprimanded the 13 year old girl. The middle school student body even took bets, raising 200 dollars that the girls would not carry out the crime. The murder did not occur because a fellow student told the assistant principal and the assistance principal intervened. The principal and police were stunned by the girls passive confessions and thinking in was fine to act in this manner. Hull further discusses certain cities are implementing metal detectors to prevent weapons from being brought to school.
Investigators say as many as 20 people were involved in or stood and watched the gang rape of a 15-year old girl outside a California high school homecoming dance Saturday night. As many as 10 people were involved in a dimly lighted back alley at the school, while another 10 people watched without calling 911 to report it. According to Gagan, “ as people announced over time that this was going on, more people came to see, some actually participated” (qtd. in “Police: As many as 20 present at gang rape outside school dance”). This is a horrible crime that nobody would want to be a victim of, but you may be asking yourself, why didn’t anybody call 911 or go, and help her?
There are different types of bullying of which bullying statistics reveal almost half of all students have experienced. 35% of kids have been threatened online and six out of ten teenagers say they witness bullying in school every day. 75% of school shooting incidents have been linked to bullying and harassment. Verbal bullying is the most common type of bullying, with about 77 percent of all students being verbally bullied in some way including mental bullying or verbal abuse. These types of bullying can also include spreading rumors, yelling obscenities or other derogatory terms based on an individual's race, gender, sexual orientation and religion.
I do think that this section had some useful information; such as conformity. Conformity “is a change in behavior or attitudes brought about by a desire to follow the beliefs or standards of other people” (Feldman, R., 2011). An example of this would be a little girl is making bad choices in school; even though her friend knows the girl is not making good choices she decides to follow her friend’s actions. I do believe that we all know how we can be influenced by someone else’s behavior and or actions. Concepts or theories I disagree with In this chapter I did not find any theories or concepts that I disagreed with.
This can result in the student being kicked, shoved into the lockers, or having your hair pulled. Slander is very common when bullying someone. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young adults, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year. According to the ABC news, close to 30% of students are either bullies or victims of bullying which leaves 160,000 students to want stay home from school every year because of the fear of being bullied. The difference between being bullied over the internet and being bullied in school is that people are watching when it is at school, whether it’s out on recess or at lunch.
Didacticism is used in this excerpt. The author wants to teach the audience a lesson; Act when you have to, because action is better than inaction. Furthermore, this theme could be used in my life often. If at school, someone is being teased I could react and try to stop it, or I could just walk away, but it is smarter to act right away. I once came across this kind of situation where two of my friends were fighting about something very insignificant.
It would be interesting to see the correlation between media and high school student’s attitudes about safe sex practices. I do believe there is a strong correlation between high school students who watch more than 14 hours per week of MTV and that adversely affecting their attitudes towards safe-sex practices, versus high school students who watch less than 4 hours of MTV per week or none at all. My first operational definition is MTV: it is an American network television channel that stands for Music television and includes various reality television shows like Teen Mom, and Jersey Shore. The second operational definition in my problem statement is attitudes: which are varying levels of importance placed on, feelings towards, and/or position in regards to any given thing. In this case it is attitudes towards safe-sex practices.
''Over 1,000 studies point overwhelmingly to a causal connection between media violence and aggressive behavior in some children.". The effects of media violence on society,especially children and teenagers, are doubtlessly very negative. Several studies done in the United States and Canada have shown a positive relationship between early exposure to television violence and physical aggressiveness in later life. Media exposure leads to a desensitization to violence and is associated with violent and aggressive behavior, bullying, fear, depression, nightmares and sleep disorders. The results of a longitudinal study tracked 700 male and female youths over a fifteen-year period.
WARNING: FOR STRONG AND COMPASSIONATE HEARTS ONLY: On November 22, 1989: Junko Furuta was a girl in Japan who was held captive in a house by four boys. There, she was raped countless times, then tortured to death in unimaginable and incomprehensible ways for 44 days. She was 16 years old. The crime: In November of 1988, Boy A (then 18), Boy B (Jo Kamisaku, then 17; Kamisaku was a new family name he took after being released from prison ), Boy C (then 16) and Boy D (then 17) from Tokyo abducted and held Furuta, a second year high school (grade 11) student from Saitama Prefecture in Misato, for 44 days. They kept her captive in the house owned by the parents of Boy C. To forestall a manhunt, Boy A coerced Furuta into calling her own parents and telling them that she had run away from home, but was with “a friend” and was not in danger.