Peer Cruelty and Bullying

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Every day, there are people all over the world being victimized by their peers. This phenomenon is romanticized, increases bullying occurrences. Ignorance towards the lives of others also causes an increase to this terrible event. Peer cruelty is a vicious cycle, that is sped up quite a lot by cellular devices and social networking. The actions of adults can add on to the matter, and make it worse, even when they try to help. This cycle of peer cruelty may never be completely stopped, but we can do many things to minimize it. How do you believe the problem should be tackled? The phenomenon of romanticizing bullying leads to peer cruelty. Students see bullying in many forms which makes them believe it is okay. These immoral actions become normal occurrences, and are often overlooked. People often feel no need to make amends when things such as any sort of bullying occur. It is thought that they have every right to do whatever they please to others. Ignorance towards what is going on in the lives of others can cause indirect peer cruelty. For example, not knowing that someone has a parent that has passed, and making a joke about said parent. Some may think that this is not cruelty, but it affects the other person. It can cause detriment to ones self esteem and mental health. In the poem “To This Day” it states, “He was a broken branch grafted onto a different family tree, adopted, not because his parents opted for a different destiny,” and after telling more about the

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