Bullying : Bullying And Bullying

1366 Words Dec 8th, 2014 6 Pages
Kyle McBrady
Ms. Coyle
English 2A (3)
9 December 2014
Bullying Leading to Violence Bullying is when a person abuses his power to another person by causing physical or mental harm to the victim who is often weaker, says Dictionary.com (Bullying). This definition can be applied to a recent story in The Washington Post, where bullying caused a student by the name of Jaylen Fryberg to shoot his friends in a lunchroom cafeteria. Jaylen and his girlfriend had recently broken up and she began cyberbullying him on Twitter. Cyberbullying is when bullying occurs online consistently on social media networks. People were retweeting some of the nasty things she was saying to Jaylen and Jaylen had enough of it. He decided to take matters into his own hands and end the lives of some students at his school, including himself. There are many stories just like this one that are occurring often. Students are getting bullied on social media, at school, and at home. All of these types of bullying causes these people to lash out in violent actions. Bullying causes harm to the victim and the bully. The long term effects of bullying can be fatal for the victim and the bully. “About 87 percent of students say school shootings are motivated by the desire to get back at those who have hurt them” (“Bullying Statistics 2014”). This statement infers that the victim is fed up with the bully and his actions. This causes the victim to react in such a way to where he may feel the temptation to start a…

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