Analysis Of I Promise To Stop Bullying By Delyn Martineau

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Cyber Bullying: The cry for help At some point or another, most people have experienced some form of bullying. Social media has taken this problem to a crippling level. In Delyn Martineau’s “I Promise to Stop Bullying,” she discusses how one school has developed a plan that is seemingly effective, all the while further cornering the victim. Martineau speaks of how she experienced bullying in her youth and how she could simply shut it off by closing her bedroom door. Today, children and adults alike do not have the same luxury. Cyber bullying, in defining form is, “bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites” (What is Cyber Bullying?,, web.) First, an example of cyber bullying happened in December of 2007, when a 13 year old girl began a friendship on a popular social media site called Myspace. Megan had always struggled with her attention deficit disorder and her outer appearance. She felt insecure with her weight, but when a charming boy came into her life, she felt momentarily pretty. The boy’s name was Josh. Josh and Megan began exchanging words, although never in person or on the phone.…show more content…
“Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online, 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.” 70% of students report seeing frequent bullying online and over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most common medium for cyber bullying.” “90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it” (11 Facts about Cyber Bullying, Do, Web) Lastly, 38% of online girls and women report to being bullied online. This is compared to a lower 26% of boys or men online (NG, Florence, 2014, Cyberbullying Facts and Statistics That You Need to Know,

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