Jehvian Figueroa May 7, 2018 CyberBullying
In public schools, students are always bullying without even acknowledging that they’re actually doing it. Cyberbullying is pretty much the same issue but it’s on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Most students could just be getting into a disagreement, a collision between cultures, or just because of the drama of “he said she said” situation. In this very generation and younger generations, Adolescents use bullying as a technique for a defense mechanism, little do they know that they’re doing the same amount as damage as the bully. Without even realizing throughout the course of the time being, they become a bully themselves. It’s an endless cycle.
At North High School, kids seem to use bullying and cyberbullying as a way to communicate with their friends and other people. They take it as a joke when we have lost students because of the simple words we say to someones face or even through a screen. If students were to take the time and actually realize that what they say actually matters. Students not only at North have taken their own life away because they could not bare the issues they had in their life. We take the people in our life for advantage. Yes, we never seem to realize that words actually hurt, we do not realize to the very end or until someone kills their self because of the things we say
Without even knowing 43% of kids have been online. 1 out of 4 had happen to them more than once. Most children don’t seem to have the common sense of the “golden rule” which was “ to treat people the way you want to be treated.” Yes, most students are disobedient
While the big problem being the teens that are doing the bullying, another issue we need to look at is the communication between the person being bullied and their parents/authority figures. It is said, “Well over half of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs.” Teens are not feeling comfortable with telling their parents and thus never getting help with the issue and it continues to occur. In a situation that seems rather helpless, the people that can help the teens are their parents or authority figures. Teens sometimes feel like if they were to tell their parents about it, they’d lose their online privileges. Going along with teens not telling their parents, it was reported, “Fewer than 1 in 5 cyber bullying incidents are reported to law enforcement.” Cyberbullying is something that is going to happen no mat...