Cyberbullying Outline

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Cyber Nightmare
I want to persuade the audience on my topic.
I. Did you know that 43 percent of teens say they have been the victim of cyber bullying within the past year, according to a report by the National Crime Prevention Council? A. How about that about 18% of teens admitted to engaging in cyberbullying? B. Or, were you aware of the serious effects cyberbullying has on teens, driving some of them to injury or even suicide? C. The worst part is that there are no laws or harsh consequences against cyberbullying. II. Cyberbullying is the abuse of the Internet, cell phones, or other electronic communication device to spread harmful or embarrassing information about another person. This information can be in the form of text, photos, or videos. The term “cyberbullying” also pertains to teens directly (Gale). It is becoming a huge problem in our society. III. The opposition claims that the problem of cyberbullying is overly exaggerated, even after reviewing all the terrible consequences it brings. They believe that victims need to simply ignore their bullying. They also argue that laws against cyberbullying will limit freedom of speech. However, this will just protect bullies. Not nearly a big enough deal is made about cyberbullying. The number of teens who experienced online harassment increased by 50 percent from 2000 to 2005, according to a report by the Crimes Against Children Research Center (Hogan). IV. Laws are needed against cyberbullying because it needs to stop. It should not be tolerated when lives and feelings could be saved. V. Main Points

A. Types of Cyberbullying
B. Effect on Victims
C. Take Action
VI. Types of Cyberbullying
A. Internet, cell phones, social networking sites, chatrooms, forums, games, computers, other electronice devices B. Text, photos, videos, emails, threats, sexual remarks, offensive language, humiliating photos or videos, rumors, lies, web sites, instant messaging C....
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