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The Effects Of Bullying And Cyberbullying

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Emily Wilking Critical Thinking Research Paper Professor McAlees 3/23/2017 The Effects of Bullying & Cyberbullying Bullying is any unwelcome verbal or physical behavior to dominate others; whereas, cyberbullying is bullying that is pursued on social media. Although bullying has been around for centuries, cyberbullying started almost two decades ago. Both bullying and cyberbullying can cause a lot of destruction in the lives of children and teens. Not only do the kids that are bullied suffer, but the kids that bully and the kids that are exposed to the bullying also suffer. Children and teens that are bullied usually suffer in two areas: physically and mentally. If a child or teen isn’t wanting to go to school, isn’t doing well in school, isn’t sleeping or eating, or is showing some sort of injury; then there is a possibility that they are being bullied. Dr. Jennifer Caudle stated, …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that bullies have many different reasons, such as peer pressure, adult influence, fear of being inferior, or to retaliate.
  • Explains that bullying and cyberbullying can cause a lot of destruction in the lives of children and teens.
  • Explains that bullying affects bystanders in many ways, including fear, guilt, uncertainty, and anxiety. they state that schools and communities can reduce the amount of bullying by creating programs for students.
  • Explains how cyber-bullying and its effect on our youth are discussed by rettner, rachael, and penn state university.

The sources cited are all accurate persuasions in how bullying can cause trouble in the lives of all students that experience bullying in some way. Communities and schools can try to lessen the amount of bullying by creating programs for students such as an antibullying program. It’s important for parents and teachers to talk about how to deal with bullying when it arises with either their children and students. We, as a society, cannot let bullying go unnoticed anymore. Therefore, creating programs, speaking up, and talking about bullying can go a long way. Works Cited "Cyber-Bullying and Its Effect on Our Youth." American Osteopathic Association. American Osteopathic Association, n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2017. . Rettner, Rachael. "Bullies on Bullying: Why We Do It." LiveScience. Purch, 26 Aug. 2010. Web. 23 Mar. 2017. . "Study Shows Bullying Affects Both Bystanders and Target." Penn State University. The Pennsylvania State University, 11 Oct. 2011. Web. 23 Mar. 2017.

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