Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones Essay

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Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, but Do Words Hurt? Parents get upset when they see their children crying over bullying, so they tell them "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt," but is this old nursery rhyme true? The words of bullying do hurt, and the proof of words hurting are children. " Kids who are bullied are more likely to experience: Depression and anxiety, increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy" (Effects of Bullying 1). Not only do parents have to worry about bullying, but they also have to worry about cyberbullying. Cyberbullying, which is bullying on any type of social media, can happen everywhere …show more content…
Even though words are abstract and cannot leave cuts and bruises like sticks and stones, words can leave emotional cuts and bruising which can be more painful. "Some words can cause pain that many never go away, or create an 'invisible ' scar that one carries around their entire life, The memory of painful words can lead to a life time of anxiety, stress, anger, resentment, and fear, among other feelings" ("Sticks and Stones" 1). Words that people say in a derogatory way can create depression and anxiety which could last for someone 's whole entire life. These are serious conditions that can affect everyone, but depression and anxiety is most commonly seen in children. Most children are usually the victims of bullying because they are seen as weak, some more than others.Some children are not just bullied at school, but on social media pages. With social media being more popular among children bullies not only have the power to bully people they know, but complete strangers as well. "They now use the power of the Internet to post terrible, hateful words they may not have ever even dared to utter in person – words so hurtful and cruel that several kids with bright futures have turned to suicide to escape from them" ("Sticks and Stones: Words..." …show more content…
However, many states have put anti-cyberbullying laws into effect" ("Consequences of Cyberbullying..." 1). While there are no national laws on cyberbullying many states have come to agree that the words from cyberbullying do hurt. Social media pages like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook have cites on their page to report cyber bullying and even have information for victims of cyberbullying and for the parents of victims. A big social media company that is having problems with cyberbullying is Instagram, but Instagram is virtually fighting back. Instagram has created ways to report bullying and this is to help get rid of

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