Many perceive the bartering of sex as a crime and some even view it as a form of sexual abuse Klinger. Furthermore, a similar number would most likely admit to getting into a fight with peers. Yes, parents: boys are going to make fun of the effeminate kid. I am quite sure that school officials knew, but were reluctant to punish the kids of rich families. The same is true for cyber bullying. Second, cyber bullying should be considered a hate crime.
Other times they bully because they feel insecure or they feel your a thret to them like with guys and stuff. We are a society filled with smart parents. Why is it treated so lightly just because the victims and the scumbag criminals are still kids? Photo credit: Wikipedia By Eli Federman Two young girls in Florida are facing for harassing a classmate who allegedly committed suicide from the torment. C2: I believe this point was adequately addressed in the previous round, but I'll expound a bit more. She wanted piers to stop piers. And especially if you are a child.
Please leave your comments below and remember to leave where you're writing from. It may well be that all other options for dealing with this problem had been explored and tried, to no avail. Cody This event happened no less that 10 miles away from where I live and the public outrage over this issue has been a major story in the past few months. Dale Those students involved should have the full extent of their cruel behavior exposed and prosecuted. This case is deeply tragic. Argument 1: Alternatives to criminalization are sufficient to address to problem 1 Many teens don't actually realize they are cyber-bullying others a Cyberbullying. Should be considered a hate crime form of harassment.
If it's unreasonable to deprive a bullying victim of the Internet in order to protect her and let's go ahead and say that it probably is , should law enforcement officials everywhere be locking up her persistent bullies, Grady Judd-style? School is where you learn and make friends, not hide in the darn bathroom because you are scared you will be attacked and teased all day. You are a child and should not be burdened with adult responsibility. Legislation making cyberbullying a crime would set up a starkly different standard for online bullying as compared to offline bullying. Clearly, if nine teenagers kill themselves and 43% of teenagers are cyber-bullied, clearly, education is not working. Social media also allows people to share photos, audio, text, and their general information. Sometimesyou might have to pay the fee and go to jail. Every time I see one of these suicides, my heart goes out to the victim.
The course of conduct must be of a kind that would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress, or be in fear of bodily injury. Bullying leaves deep scars in the soul which never heal. It is more likely that students will be deterred by the potential disapproval of parents or peers than any formal criminal justice sanction. Is it a crime, then, that a child would hit another child simply because that's what they learned to do? There is a very good chance, that website will blockthem. Parents have always had to step up to protect their children — sometimes from themselves. Criminalization would be a deterrent and reduce the number of victims. The poor girl died because of the criminal negligence on the part of friends, parents and authorities.
If someone is making fun of you in such a way that you are considering self harm and or suicide, you must have other problems then just a 40 year old sitting on his couch shoving cheese puffs in his mouth calling you fat. They teens must be punished for their actions and the parents as well should be held accountable for allowing their children to be a menace and danger to society. As soon as he started school, the teasing started about his accent. But if it is a major bullying offense try not to stand up to them. In extreme cases there needs to be criminal laws because it is a crime. See the WikiAnswers cyberbullying guidelines in the Related Links below. Cyber bullies are harassing because of prejudice and hate; therefore, they should be getting the same consequence as any others who commit hate crimes.
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. No, because whether it was their intention or not, the act was a result of their crime, for which they should be punished to the full extent. I'm 56 years old, and I still have nightmares about the bullying experiences I had as an 11-year-old. Its easier to stop while they are children and teenagers than to stop it once they have done bullying as an adult. Why do have to let this happen? Do we implement and use processes that facilitate communication by the victim, who may feel empowered by the chance to confront her tormentors? Bullying is character assassination of the worst form. If there was a law against harassment like Cyber Bulling, then those in authority could act before the harassment escalates to physical abuse and rape. Computerworld - A new survey shows that Americans are increasingly transfixed with social networking sites, with Facebook grabbing more of our time than any other blog or social media.
California has new cyberbullying laws going into affect on Jan. An example would be if you were talking to someone you didn't know in a chat room and they say something nasty. Once adults become involved, it is plain and simple cyber-harassment or cyberstalking. Free speech is for opinions, not spreading rumors, and harassing others. Teens need a cell phone because like Eden Foster states it is a big part of our lives. In appropriate cases when bullying is severe, continued, or leads to significant harm , criminal prosecution should not be ruled out.
With an intentional jump off of the Washington Bridge, the life of Tyler Clementi came to a tragic end. This second as I'm writing this, I feel as if my phone is calling my name even though I checked it a sentence ago. High School kids know very well what they are doing. Emily Bazelon of Slate was one of the people who made that very argument. But I didn´t know how to go about it, thank God.