Abuse and Children Essay

Submitted By jessieyanes93
Words: 574
Pages: 3

Bullying and Cyberbullying Each day children in school learn valuable skills and lessons from their teachers as well as through interaction with their classmates. Although school is beneficial to America’s youth, there are some experiences, such as bullying, that may negatively affect and stick with these children for the rest of their lives. In the past, these actions could be better controlled because they were limited to face-to-face interactions. However, in recent years, this conflict has gone out of control by involving internet and technological devices a part of it, making it more dangerous and harder to contain. Cell phones, social media sites, chat rooms, and other forms of technology have allowed bullying to expand into cyberspace. This new form of abuse is known as cyberbullying. Many articles have been written concerning the topic of bullying and cyberbullying. One article is entitled, “Younger children falling victim to online bullying,” by Sandy Banks. This article talks about how a 12 year old girl committed suicide due to being cyberbullied by her peers. Another article on this topic is entitled “Bullying and Teasing: No Laughing Matter,” from Unknown. This article is extremely helpful, gives information on how bullying could start and the various effects it has. A final article on the topic is found on the website: www.huffingtonpost.com. The article “Bullying Increasingly Seen as a Public Health Issue,” written by Michael Dhār, discusses how to treat kids that have been or are present victims of bullying and how it is seen as in society. In order to prove that bullying is a great danger to children and severe legal actions need to be taken, I will use the previously reviewed articles. First, I will use Banks’ article to establish some of the basic reasons why cyberbullying is becoming tougher to stop, since we live in times where internet and cellphones are in constant use and children own a cellphone since they are 6 years old. Next, I will use “Bullying and Teasing: No Laughing Matter”, this article helps parents identify bullying symptoms, and how to help the children under it. Finally, I will use the article about the constitutional right of same-sex couples to show that this right should already be protected under the protection of at least two