The Negative Effects Of Bullying Through Social Media

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Bullying through social media has a negative effect on all people alike but for teens, it has a harsh reality that needs to be dealt with by making sure there are consequences and punishments for those who are held accountable for bullying. They must also go through counseling sessions until they are very aware of bullying and what it does to people. The problem I am addressing is bullying through social media it is harmful not only mentally but emotional and physically. Bullying can lead to suicide. Suicide has been deemed the 3rd leading cause of death among young adults, resulting in 4,400 deaths per year. For every suicide there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Bullying also leads to depression. Young adults that often commit suicide …show more content…
Saying that bullying is something all children go through is a huge issue and isn’t fair to the children to simply have to push through bullying because it’s said to be its “normal”, it should not be a norm is not right, no child or young adult should have to suffer because of society’s views. Young adults may not want to reach out to their parents because they believe that they will label bullying as just a part of growing up. This counter argument does not apply because bullying is not an excuse for getting older; people of all ages get bullied but young adults especially. The evidence is that students must have guidance not only from their teachers from parents as well. Young adults need guidance guy or girl there is no difference. Teens have been killing themselves after being harassed by schoolmates, and that technology is quickly changing how kids bully each other. People may also wait until its to late and the damage has already taken it’s toll to ask if they should or could’ve done something more. < Cloud, John. "When Bullying Turns Deadly: Can It Be Stopped?" …show more content…
< Bilton, Nick. "When the Cyberbully Is You." The New York Times. The New York Times, 2015. Web. 09 Mar. 2016.> Maybe we should rethink the anti bullying strategy. Most children are hesitant to report bullying and because they’re afraid of the response from someone of a higher stature, whether it is their teacher, parent or someone else. There should be a class like in high schools or middle schools that teach kids social skills and how to deal with bullying if it is happening to you or someone you know. < Melnick, Meredith. "What You Need to Know About Bullying." Time. Time Inc., 2011. Web. 09 Mar. 2016. > Bullying is at its lowest rate since 2005, but girls are still bullied at higher rates. Also that female students are experiencing higher rates of victimization. Although something good is happening, that the bullying rate has dropped, girls are still a main focus of bullying and that reason being is because girls have so much to uphold and worry about for example, their image. For this reason specifically girls more other than boys are susceptible to be bullied rather than men or boys. Bullies can do their work in many different ways not just in person without having to look their victim face to face and without having

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