Media Essay- Schoolyard Bullying

Topics: Bullying, School, Victim Pages: 2 (600 words) Published: September 27, 2010
An issue that has caused a large amount of media attention and some public out-cry is whether children can escape the torture of bullying. this issue has recently surfaced when there have been a number of suicides from children being attacked online or over text messages. children now days have to deal with not only bullying in the school yard but bullying from home too without their parents even realising it until it is too late. there have been aggressive and confrontational responses in the media including a case study Beyond the schoolyard, into the home published on the 20th of march 2010. which is an article on a teenager who has committed suicide on schoolyard and cyber bullying, A feature article dad sues school over bully attacks published on the 14th of February 2010. which is an article on a young boy who has been repeatedly attacked by children at his primary school and nothing has been done about it, there is also a editorial Bullied teenager receives $290,000 published on the 11th of march 2010. this is an editorial about a young girl who has been repeatedly bullied over the years and won her case with the court. all three articles have the same contention, they want the laws to be implemented and making parents aware that bullying can become out of hand if it is not resolved.

beyond the schoolyard, into the home. this case study was written by Dina Halkic, the mother of the child who committed suicide because of cyber bullying. a 17 year old teenager committed suicide by jumping off the west gate bridge after being repeatedly bullied at school and at home over the internet and text messages. the mother of the Allem blames herself for his death as she didn't realise the dangers of cyber bullying. “he was in his room, in our house with us, and he was safe, or so we thought” this quote shows us the regret in her voice and makes us feel sympathy for her and her husband. she follows on by saying “ how could someone hurt him? just like his mobile,...
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