Cyber Bullying

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Submitted By malmal93
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Mallory Mutschler
Professor Livingston
ENG102
November 4, 2013
A Hurtful Tease with Technology Due to the increase in cell phone use, texting and social media websites, cyberbullying is on the rise. Parents need to listen to their children when a child opens up to them. Even though sometimes it is hard to even open up to their parents, children need that open environment and discuss what is going on in their life. Suicide in children and teenagers that are cyberbullied are on the rise and we need to assist them and resort to legal action. Schools need to teach students about cyberbullying can hurt and help put a stop to it and hold cyberbullies accountable for their infractions on innocent people. Educating students about cyberbullying, demonstares how it hurts, prohibiting cell phones on school grounds and taking away the do make it to school grounds will help the school. Lawmakers are in the process of creating more serious and stricter laws against the person and persons doing the bullying. Many states and cities are also creating laws and punishments for people who do such a crime. These people need to be more seriously punished in order to learn how seriously they have hurt the person being bullied. Cyberbullying is hurtful and growing trend that schools everywhere need to get more involved to help put a stop to it. There are many stories of cyber bullying that go to far and sometimes have teenagers committing suicide to escape their torment. Rachael Neblett, a seventeen-year old high school student from Kentucky, took her life October 9, 2006:
[She] began receiving threatening emails through her MySpace account, in the summer of 2006. The anonymous emails were of a stalking terroristic nature. Rachael’s parents brought the emails to the attention of the principle of her high school. As the emails included details of her movements during class and after…...

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