Artisha D. Atkins
June 25, 2012
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: By the end of my speech, my audience will know more about cyber bullying and how it caused two teens to take their own lives to end the torment.
I. How many of you have kids?
II. Who owns a computer inside their home?
III. Do you have a Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace?
I. Today you will get to know about cyber bullying
II. How it lead to two different teens to end their life
I. Cyber bullying allows millions of people to witness someone’s humiliation on the internet A. Its bullying taken to a whole new level
B. 5 facts about cyber bullying
1. Over 40% of all teens with internet access have reported being bullied online during the past year 2. Study shows that only 10% of those kids who were bullied told their parents, and that a mere 18% of those teens reported it to a local law enforcement 3. Only 15% of parents are in the know about their kids’ social networking habits, and how these behaviors can lead to cyber bullying 4. Girls are more likely than boys to be target of cyber bullying 5. Currently, the most common virtual locations for cyber bullying are chat rooms, social networking web sites, email, and cell phone pictures II. Kenneth James Weishuhn Jr.
A. Was a 14 year old high school freshman
B. He had recently came out to his family and community about being gay C. He began to be teased at school and from their it turned into cyber bullying on Facebook D. On April 14, 2012 he hung himself in is family garage; after the bullying became more than he could handle III. Grace McCommas
A. Age 15
B. She was a victim of cyber bullying for several months
C. On Easter Sunday 2012 she took her own life, because of cyber bullying Conclusion
I. So parents I encourage you to please talk to your kids about...
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