today’s society Bullying is a growing concern in a society where status and exercising power over another human being are increasingly important in developing one’s social circles. Dan Olweus (Norwegian researcher and founder of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program) defines it as an “aggressive behaviour that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power. Most often, it is repeated over time” (Violencepreventionworks.org). School victimization is an especially delicate matter that has only
Cyberbullying: Teachers, Parents, and Administrators’ Resolutions Cyber bullying happens when kids bully each other through any form of electronic technology, such as through the internet or by cellphone text messages. Cyber bullies do it to torment, threaten, hurt, harass, and humiliate other peers in a deliberate and hostile manner, repeatedly. It is between a minor on both sides, once an adult is involved it becomes cyber-harassment. Cyber bullying has become more common in schools amongst teens
fifteen-year-old sophomore at South Hadley High, Massachusetts, who took her own life January 14, 2010 after “suffering a barrage of vicious taunts and vulgar insults” (Smolowe, April 26, 2010) from classmates. Phoebe, the victim of this case of cyberbullying, signed her text messages "Life is an opportunity in itself" (Smolowe, April 26, 2010). Left in the wake is a town recovering from the shock; parents concerned for their own children 's safety; school officials analyzing policy; and six students
On January 23, 2014, Michael Morones, an 11-year-old from Raleigh, North Carolina, attempted to take his own life by hanging himself. This attempt failed, and he is now in the hospital with severe brain, heart and lung injuries. Why did he try to take his own life? Michael is a huge fan of My Little Pony and is a proud member of the Bronies, or Bro-Ponies club. He has been made fun of and taunted by his classmates for this reason. He was told that it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, but that
“Intentional harm-doing, which can take a number of forms, including: Physical victimization (contact or mean gestures), Verbal victimization (name-calling or taunts), Indirect victimization (such as intentional exclusion from a group), and Cyberbullying” (Seely, 2011). So, not only is bullying a physical attack, but the use of attitude (indirect), verbal taunts, and communication online and any combination of these actions. There does not seem to be any apparent indicators of why students choose
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