With the fact that cyber bullying is inescapable, comes the fact of harm. Bullying leads to depression, which often leads to suicide or self-harm. Source two states, “The idea that hurt feelings justify criminal prosecution… offensive use of the criminal justice system…,” showing how some people believe that cyberbullying results in just hurt feelings. Apparently self-harm and suicide is under the category of “just hurt feelings” for some. Also, apparently the kids that caused the hurt feelings that lead to these horrid responses don’t deserve prosecution.
It also states that some students and parents have successfully argued that cyberbullies violated civil or criminal laws by inflicting a hate crime. Agirl at ohio high school sent nude photos to her Boyfriend and he sent them out. (Source E) After graduation she had committed suicide and the parents filed for a lawsuit against the school for not doing enough to protect her. If there actions were to reoccurr it would put officials to prevent sexual harassment, which would put the schools under liability for all the
In Source B, Dawn McKeen writes, “Cash broke no law, except the moral law that commands us to help others.” Monitoring moral laws can be very tricky because everyone’s perspectives on moral is different, nevertheless he broke moral laws and not a state law, so there is no legal reason he should be kicked out. Though an impressive portion of people feel Cash broke the law that night when he walked away from the crime scene, “technically, Cash [had] not committed a crime. That’s because Nevada -- Like California—[did] not [have] a Good Samaritan Law, meaning citizens are not required to stop a crime in progress or report it to the police” (Source C Morgan). The teenage boy had a choice when he witnessed the struggling Sherrice Iverson and Stromeyer.
Ordinarily, according to German Lopez, who wrote the article “I’ve covered gun violence for years. The solutions aren’t a big mystery.” “The US makes up less that 5% of the world’s population, but hold 31% of global mass shooters”. That is intolerable and inconsolable, such a insignificant portion of the world shouldn’t hold that
One such mechanism results in distrust of others. Continuous cyber bullying fosters changes in young adults’ such as displaying antisocial behaviors, increase in social isolation resulting in withdrawal from friends and family members and them becoming insecure. Victims of cyber bullying are more likely to be distrustful of others since attackers remain anonymous, hence fostering feelings of inadequacies and anxiety that tends to remain. The paranoia that develops isolates them further. Kowalski, Limber & Agatson (2012) research suggest that the perpetrators of cyber bullying shared feelings of gratification and or revenge as motivations for their actions.
In the book,”The Program.” by Suzanne Young, Young begins with the protagonist,a seventeen year old named Sloane Barstow, who witnesses her classmate, Kendra Phillips, being taken away by a handler during school. Kendra Phillips is terrified and barely hanging on to reality. Two years ago, Sloane's brother, named Brady, committed suicide and six weeks earlier, her friend Lacey was taken by “The Program” as well as her father because she was “sick” In an attempt to manage with the constant monitoring of their reactions to all of this, Sloane, James Murphy, and their friend Miller try to cover their emotions and act normal.
Bullying is a childhood memory most of us hope not to remember. Many people end up being victims of bullying and are unaware of how to prevent it. Suicide, depression, criminal behavior and use of drugs and alcohol are common side effects of bullying. Nowadays, bullying has expanded into the virtual world in what has been called “cyberbullying. Cyberbullying unlike conventional bullying can be completely anonymous and is sometimes reported to bring many children to the end of their lives by committing suicide.
It does not take long for a debate to arise after a school shooting to argue which side is to blame. However, the debate has done nothing but made it worse for the trend of school shootings as it typically results in nothing. With two opposing sides, they barely consider any reasonable solutions since they are more focused on worrying if the gun or the shooter is to blame for the death of hundreds of people. In an article written by the Gallups’ Lida Saad concluded, “According to two recent Gallup polls, from 2011 and 2013, more people believe that mass shootings result from a failure of the mental-health system than from easy access to guns.” Gun advocates are in favor of this reasoning because they believe that the system is failing to identify mental health patients in regards to gun violence.
Gun control and banning assault weapons is simply not the answer to mass shootings. There are many reasons why gun control is bad for citizens and does not help. Many steps have been taken to lower gun crimes and have greatly helped the cause. Assault weapons are also seen as a large issue but aren’t the problem either. Gun violence is the lowest it has been in decades.
On the other hand, victims have experienced traumatic incidents and some of them remain unwell even after several years (the Guardian, 2013). Deep-rooted myths perpetuate stigma linked to victims, while the public fear sex offenders as well as offenders in other criminal cases. In this situation, the law should protect victims and encourage them to report to the police, and should not create any additional barriers to doing so. Meanwhile, it is essential for the government to carry out a great deal of constant publicity to alleviate or even remove bias against victims through the platform of media. When the public treat survivors of sexual offences as ordinary people and give them care and companionship, victims will not feel a deep sense of shame and embarrassment.
Cyberbullying is a huge problem in the United States, that happens everyday. Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. It affects many people in a negative way and it has to be controlled. In order to do this, schools should be allowed to limit students’ online speech because it affects people's lives and distracts everyone in a school environment. Bullying others through a screen can affect people’s lives mentally, physically, and emotionally.