Suicide of Ryan Halligan

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    In a matter of decades, technology has advanced astronomically. From the nine month old boy who was born with a heart defect to the teenager who is waiting for a text from her mother, the usage of technology has had an impact on how people live their lives. Like many beneficial areas in life, there are always pros and cons. It is crucial that within the realm of technology, people take into account both; especially within communication technology. Communication technology has facilitated the way

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    The Ryan Halligan Case

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    Many victims go through horrible experiences. A case that shows that both bullying and cyberbullying can have some effects on a person is Ryan Halligan case. Ryan Halligan was born one week before Christmas and his parents saw him as the best gift. He was a nice and friendly boy who can make friends with anyone. However in kindergarten some concerns showed up. He had some learning disorder like his speech

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    I had the privilege to have John Halligan speak at my High School and share the story about his 13-year-old son Ryan Halligan, who committed suicide due to cyberbullying. Ryan shared an embarrassing personal story with a friend who used that information to start a rumor that Ryan was gay. The taunting continued until almost everybody knew the rumor. Ryan was taunted day in and day out, he got to the point that he wanted to move to get away from the torture. Ryan thought he had finally struck a friendship

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    Bullying: A Little too Far? Essay

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    For decades bullying has been nothing more than what the average child experience it was almost just a part of growing up. Starting from the elementary school playground next the middle school locker room and finally high school hall ways. Society has only pushed it to the side as a minor problem, prompting kids to face their bully forcing the bully to say sorry and forcing victims to accept the apology with the given of options A. be friends or B. stay away. Unfortunately this 21st century “bullying”

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    Ryan Halligan. This name may or may not sound familiar to you. However, Ryan Halligan would soon leave the world at a young age of 14. On October 7, 2003, Ryan Halligan committed suicide by hanging himself in the family bathroom. The reason? Cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is the act of harassing someone online by sending or posting mean messages, usually anonymously. (Dictionary.com) Cyberbullying has become one of the more difficult problems to deal with within our society, even more so than traditional

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    Cyberbullying: Bullying of the Digital Age., a letter written by the father of a teen who committed suicide after months of being cyberbullied shows how unpredictable and heart-wrenching the effects of cyberbullying can be. In an excerpt from the letter. John Halligan, father of bullied teen Ryan Halligan, says “October 7, 2003 will always be the day that divides my life. Before that day, my son Ryan was alive. A sweet, gentle, and lanky 13-year old fumbling his way through early adolescence and trying

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    certain things that have gone to the extreme. Before technology, we would only get bullied in school. Nowadays it's more complicated than that, now we get bullied through social media. A young boy named Ryan Halligan born in Poughkeepsie , New York committed suicide on October third. Although Ryan was a sweet boy of a placid disposition, he just wasn't as bright as others, his way of learning wasn't as expeditious as the others in his grade; and

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    offense because it is causing suicides for youth, government intervention is the only solution, and the bully should be punished instead of the victim. Being a recent issue, cyberbullying has seriously been taken for granted by society. Not only is it real and hurtful, but it is also leading to suicide as a result, especially for youth. From a survey taken by the Cyberbullying Research Center, 20% of around 2000 respondents reported seriously thinking about attempting suicide, and 19% did (Hinduja/Patchin)

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    I will never forget the day I walked downstairs at two in the morning. I stood in the doorway of my parent’s bedroom watching my parents crying their eyes out while yelling at my sister. "How could this happen to you? Why did you want to do this? Why did I get a call from the cops at two in the morning saying that you were thinking about killing yourself," my mom yells, fiercely shaking in fear. "I hate my life," my sister screams back at them practically swimming in her own tears. By this point

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    Allie Young-Cyberbullying, it is the act of harassing someone online by sending or posting mean messages, usually anonymously. That’s the definition, at least according to Dictionary.com. While this definition is true, the meaning extends way beyond that. There are various ways a bully can target their victim. Dr. Martyn Wild said, “Cyberbullying is poised to turn into the biggest online concern, already affecting up to 35% of all children.” Many people do not realize the damage done by cyberbullying

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