In the article “High-Tech Bullies”, Ingrid Sturgis claims that people should do something about cyberbullying not only because it demeans people, but also because too many students are either committing or attempting suicide, and it is something that needs to be addressed immediately. Sturgis starts out her article by making readers aware of the staggering amounts of cyberbullying arising over the past decade. The article is filled with images and informational side notes that help describe the cyberbullying motives and programs that go against cyberbullying. Throughout the article, Sturgis writes about the ways that some cyberbullies may try to humiliate or harass distinct types of people (including members of the LGBTQ community or people
Interest groups also make it easier for citizens to prioritize their opinions and interests. In my research I came across a blog by Dr. Matthew Lynch entitled, “The Pros and Cons of Special Interest Groups.” This blog went back and forth on rather or not interest groups are good for a democracy. However, one valid point this author makes in the beginning of the writing is that interest groups are “very important” and “are probably one of the most effective ways of effecting political institutions.” It is easy to say that these groups are necessary for the citizens to have a complete say in Washington. An entire group of people will influence a congressman much more than a single person. For example, if a citizen strongly believes in his guns right, he has two options, writing his representative or joining the NRA.
In Elizabeth Swoboda 's "Iritual Sault", she claims that cyberbullies use the psychology of online communities to attack and hurt other people and she gives ways to combat these bullies. The advancement of technology has given so much to the development of this world, yet many people choose to abuse this technology to harm others through a bullying called "cyberbullying". Swoboda gives an example of cyberbullying that talks about a young lady named Caitlyn Seida who was chastised for posting a picture of her wearing a Lara Croft costume to a Halloween costume party. Seida was a victim of cyberbullying. Swoboda, throughout the article, talks about problem that is cyberbullying and how it is affecting our children, our communities, and the world.
Another reason for cyber-harassment is people want to prove themselves and validate their popularity. Most people who cyberbully believe it is not a big deal and do not see the pain that they cause. Instead of empathizing with the victims being bullied, hurting others makes such people feel dominant. Moreover, the bullies, sometimes, believe that the more individuals they torment the more powerful they become. They can use any methods which may cause terrible damage for the sufferers’ mind, just to diminish the social status of whom they are bullying.
There are multiple types of torture that a person may go through and there are many reasons as to why it is not right in the slightest. One will begin to sink down to the level of thinking like the torturer and believing that what is happening to them is not completely wrong. Not only will they devalue their victims, but they will also go as far as dehumanizing the victim in order to make the torturing easier to do. One could either say that it is always moral, but there will be those who agree to disagree. Torture should never be justified and is in no way moral.
In addition, the winner-take-all system, also known as “unit rule”, while not always necessarily representative of the popular vote, “the electoral college and unit rule provide decisive majorities that lend stability to our presidential election system” (Josephson, Ross 162). This stability compliments the argument that it simply isn’t worth the effort to make any changes to the Electoral College because of the work involved and how functional it is. The Electoral College may not be the most ideal system, but it performs the functions it was designed to do. As said by Alexander Bickel on the
They teach us many life lessons and help us learn about the world changing and happening around us, but our technology takes us away from that. Not only that, they can tell us lies and little bits of the truth to persuade us to do something they want (like voting for a certain politician). Although media and technology are helpful tools for making life easier, they also take us away from the little things in
The second type is cyber-bullying which is some form of aggression toward a person that intends to cause harm via technology. (Hemphill, Tollit & Kotevski, 2012). So it could be sending a mean text message or posting an inappropriate picture of someone on Facebook, or perhaps exposing on social media someone’s deep dark secret. The third type of bullying is relational aggression. Relational aggression is the “harming [of] others through purposeful manipulation and damage of their peer relationships” (Hemphill, Tollit & Kotevski, 2012, pg.
Every story you hear, every example you read, and every statistic there is, shows how cruel cyber bullying is and why it should be stopped. Last but not least, cyber bullying is present because some people think it will help bolster or remind individuals of bully’s own social standings. What does that even mean? Own social standings? Really?
Many scholars studied political trust but still the debate remains that what actually being measured. Many controversies surrounding this concept and most prominent are; it is a measure of diffuse support for the political system (Miller 1974), specific support for the incumbents (Citrin 1974), or is the measurement of, How people are satisfied with the performance of incumbents (Citrin and Green 1986)? Trust in authorities(specific support) and trust in regime(diffuse support) are the two types of support first discovered by David Easton(1965,1975) and specific support means support for the officials and diffuse support means support for the form and structure of the government. Following the definition of Easton Us National Election study
Ms. Mejia: Hello Mrs. Salvarez, I would like to begin by asking you how your role in government different than that of an elected official? Mrs. Salvarez: Hello Ms. Mejia, My role in government is particularly unique because I actually have to thoroughly overlook cases and evaluate evidence before making any decisions. My job is to make sure that the facts are truly facts and make decisions that are and remain unbiased, which can be difficult for most people. We are also elected by the government officials to ensure maximum efficiency. Ms. Mejia: There truly are many differences, however what similarities do the two professions possess?
I notice with Common Cause was they don’t focus on just one issues they focus on a lot of issues. Things such as money in politics, a fair economy, and more democracy reforms. They talk about each one of these on their website and ways that we can solve the problem. There are also updated on the issues such as with money in politics one of the updates were “Donald Trump Comes Clean About Money in Politics, But Doesn’t Offer Solutions”. It’s a great idea with updates because it keeps people informed about big issues going on Especially because they are wanting the government to be more open and honest about the issues going
“ We rely on the real world or teachers and parent to guard against bullies- do we just dismiss bullying on the internet and all it entails because we are entering difficult ethical ground?” (Paragraph 8). With bullies i the real world we can stop them because we see who it is. With bullies at school o another physical place they can or will physically harm the child, but mental trauma from cyberbullies is even harder to cope with. We need a law against the cruelty towards others in all states if it 's for children or adults. Cyber bullying can end a child as easily as adults can destroy a child hood.
Some believe that cyberbullying is a disease and has led to teen suicide; while others argue that is should not be a federal crime, and that it is unconstitutional. Furthermore cyberbullying is actually declining. Because cyberbullying is highly controversial, students, parents, and teachers should carefully consider multiple viewpoints before making any
The mass media is the means by which the majority of the public gets its daily national and global news updates. It is supposed to keep us informed and be a solid foundation from which we can form our own opinions. Because of this, it is unfortunate that the media in the United States is has an extreme bias on political topics. Being able to gather political information and facts about the government’s actions is critical in a democracy, however our market based media system makes it difficult to find neutral sources which don’t attempt to alter our perceptions. The political bias portrayed in our media system is represented by its use of agenda setting, one-sided dominance, and technology, resulting in a distrust of the media.