Essay Bullying : An Epidemic Of Bullying

916 Words Oct 28th, 2015 4 Pages
An epidemic of bullying is occurring among children and teenagers every day in schools across America. Children or teenagers who do not have a good home life or perceive they are better than others tend to bully other children or teenagers. A person considered a bully chooses to target another person that is smaller and weaker than him or her. Also, there are children or teenagers who choose a form of bullying called cyber bullying. A cyber bully uses social media as a tactic to “get into” the smaller, weaker victim’s head to cause emotional and mental distress. A side effect that occurs for a victim of bullying is depression. Many victims of bullying that suffer from depression find themselves in a dark place they feel they cannot get out of, which often results in suicide. The different types of bullying are cyber bullying, physical or verbal bullying. Any of these types of bullying can lead to severe depression in the victims of bullying, which can oftentimes lead to suicide. The bullying that occurs in today’s generation is much different than it was in previous generations. Cyber bullying is a common form of bullying for this generation of children and teens due to the explosion of technology. Cyber bullying occurs in the different social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. The majority of bullies in this generation of children and teenagers chooses to take out his or her anger by attacking a specific person on a…

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