The Punishment Is The Third Leading Cause Of Death For Young Adults Essay

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Phoebe Prince committed suicide within her home a couple months after being constantly bullied by fellow classmates. Ultimately those classmates were held accountable but made plea deals to only be charged with a misdemeanor and were sentenced to do some community service. How is it that a life is taken and yet no one is truly held responsible? There are multiple cases similar to this and so far there have been no changes with our justice system. According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, “Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young adults.” It is clear that within the judicial system, the guilty party needs to be held accountable with a greater amount of punishment. While there are many resources available to victimized children of today’s society, the punishment for the bully is far more lenient than it should be, sending the wrong message to bullies and parents. A change in a harsher punishment or criminal charges on a bully and involving the guardians, is one way that could put a stop to bullying. When it comes to bullying nearly everyone has heard of the old saying, “kids will be kids.” This was during the time when this behavior only happened on the playground. With a changing society the term bullying has also been altered. No single factor puts a child at risk of being bullied or bullying others. Bullying can happen anywhere. The term bullying is defined as, “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real

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