Cyberbullying Report

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“Every 38 seconds someone attempts to commit suicide. It is also the third-leading cause of death among the ages of 15 to 24 and, in light of the recent suicides due to cyberbullying, many are finally taking notice of this tragedy. “(Burns, n.d.) Cyber-bullying is a growing trend and more than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyber threats online between ages 13 and 22 and 20% of which been driven to suicide. Over 25% of children from minority ethnic backgrounds had experienced racist bullying. Victims of cyberbullying are more likely to suffer from low self-esteem and to consider suicide. So stick and stones my break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Is a stock response to verbal bullying in school playgrounds throughout the English-speaking …show more content…
20% of children and young people indicate fear of cyber bullies made them reluctant to go to school, 5% reported self-harm, 3% reported an attempt of suicide as a direct result of cyber bullying and 26% of young people have reported incidents of cyber bullying. (Howlett-Brandon, 2014) These percentages are shocking but here is what we really don’t see, 1 in 10 adolescents or teens have had embarrassing or damaging pictures taken of themselves without their permission, often using cell phone cameras. About 1 in 5 teens have posted or sent sexually suggestive or nude pictures of themselves to others. Only 1 in 10 teens tells a parent if they have been a cyber bully victim. Girls are somewhat more likely than boys to be involved in cyber bullying. ("Understanding bullying fact sheet," 2016) Cyber bullying doesn’t just effect one ethnic group but all races and genders. Bullying is present all across the country, and it is almost guaranteed that no matter where they live, a transgendered child will encounter cyberbullying at their school. 67% of them had been bullied online ("Cyber Bullying Statistics 2014," 2016) Since this is a fairly new form of bullying why hasn’t there been any support from the Federal government to help prevent or reduce these statistics or even enacted a policy to the Every Student Succeeds Act signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015. Doesn’t every student have a right to succeed and be free from being cyber bullied even inside their homes and public

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