When someone thinks of school, they think about classes, friends, and books. They think about the minor struggles of drama and studying for next week’s big test. For them, school is just school. It’s something that has just become a part of life, not good or bad. For victims of bullying, school is a living nightmare. School is harassment, and pain, and a whole series of struggles too much for the normal person to comprehend. Schools have created this image of “normal” that many people strive to fit into. But when there is someone who cannot fit in, no matter how hard they try, due to things like epilepsy or obesity, they get deemed an outsider. People don’t seem to understand the struggles of being different, so instead of being nice to them or helping them, they push the different people around and tear them down with their harsh words. School becomes a burden and something that is avoided as much as possible. The victims become stressed with their overflowing insecurities. School work no longer is a necessity and classes become ways to waste time instead of learning. Bullying can lead to suicide because it pervades teens home, school, and personal life.
Some people think that a victim of bullying would look forward to going home and escaping the dangers and pressures of school. But this does not count in every case. When kids started doing things online, that’s when cyber bullying came into play. Kids started to feel independent from their parents, given the freedom to do what they wish on the internet. Free Lance-Star says that “about 28 percent of youth said they were bullied through e-mail”. Cyber bullying can come at a very young age. Jen Sutton says that “while cyber bullying can begin at any age, it is more commonly reported by children who are around nine years old”. Cyber bullying can come in a few forms: some of them include cyberthreats and cyberstalking. Cyberthreats are online material that threaten or agitate others to incite violence...
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