Author Note This paper is being submitted on March 19, 2013, for Michele Howerton-Vargas’s G126A/ENC1121 Section01 English Composition II course.
Alphonse, L. M. (2010, February 18). When Your Kid Is The Bully. The Boston Globe, pp. 01-02. This article discusses how parents mistakenly dismiss the thought of their child being the bully. Parents become defensive when their child is being accused of being the bully. They give excuses of their child’s behavior and not concerned themselves with the suffering of others. All parents believe their child to be behaving normally or just a stage they are going through. The bully is not always tormented in the past by family members at home; it all happens during school hours where parents have no clue as to what life they live outside their home. This article relates to the topic of bullying and what fails parents to identify who the bully is. I find that there are ways in the article to give examples and therefore is useful for my research paper.
Expert Interview: Bullying & How to Deal When It Happens to or Around You. (n.d.). Do Something. Retrieved from http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/our-interview-bullying-expert This interview is with Rosalind Wiseman, the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes (a.k.a. the book on which the Lindsay Lohan movie “Mean Girls” was based). Rosalind is bullying expert who helps young people with problems, teaches teachers how to address bullying and abuse in the classroom, and how to handle different situations. Rosalind is an individual who finds ways to get to understand that bullying is everywhere and sometimes people are bullies without noticing. This interview is useful for my research paper since it about a bullying expert giving her most liable information on how to find ways to stop bullying. It also made me realize that everyone could be a bully.
Patchin, J. W. (2013, June 17). Holding Parents Responsible for Their Child's Bullying. Cyberbullying Research Center Holding Parents Responsible for Their Childs Bullying Comments. Retrieved from http://cyberbullying.us/holding-parents-responsible-for-their-childs-bullying/ The article discusses how in some places parents will be liable for their child’s actions since the happened at home. Parents need to take responsibility since their duty to know what their child does with his or her computer while at home. Legal actions against parents is not assuring because no one really knows what cause the child to become a bully and if the child will learn from their mistakes. This article is important for my research paper since it talks about parents taking some responsibility. I understand the parent can be liable, but in the process of it all, will the bullies learn a lesson?
Rochman, B. (2011, October 13). Why It’s So Hard to Tell If Your Kid Is Being Bullied | TIME.com. Time. Retrieved from