By:David Schmidt and Tyler Cochran
Words, things that allow us to create
Words, things that make us able to relate
Words, without them we would be nothing
Words, they turn our emotions into something
Words, each carry a different meaning
Words, though some of them can be demeaning
Words, we can use them to project pain
On to others with no sense of gain
While the victims of words end up distraught
Because of the words you wrote without putting in thought
A constant barrage of hate you send
Until your victims happiness begins to descend
Out of breathe while your words dig in
Until they can’t stand the pain within
So they try to get rid of pain you gave
By taking their life into the grave
But there’s a way for you to change
Just don’t send words filled with rage
Instead, stand up for what’s right
And stop sending words that will just be a blight
Words, there things that can destroy and betray
But when used correctly they can make anyone's day.
Why do people need this message?
We believe that cyberbullies need this message in order to realize what the consequences of their actions can be and how cyberbullying is a very serious issue. More and more kids are getting online and making social media accounts. A recent survey conducted by the cyberbullying research center found that over 40% of students use Instagram and 33% of students use Facebook. The more people that make these social media accounts, the more that get cyberbullied. In the same survey 15% of the student body said that they were being targeted by cyberbullies. Cyberbullying is obviously a serious issue and that’s why we wanted to raise awareness and make a semi P.S.A for it. In a study conducted by deletecyberbullying.org, over 80% of people who admitted to cyberbullying did it because they thought it was funny and that it wouldn’t hurt the victim that much. Our poem helps the cyberbullies realize that the words they send online to someone do have an impact and can really emotionally damage someone. We made this poem so that cyberbullies can stop, reflect on their decisions and the hurtful things they’ve sent, and hopefully make a change for the better.
How We made this a powerful statement
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3.Cyberbullying Infographic. Digital image. Uknowkids. N.p., n.d. Web. Apr.-May 2016.
4.Cyberbullying Statistics. Digital image. Health24. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2016.
5."Delete Cyberbullying - Why Do People Cyberbully?" Delete Cyberbullying - Why Do People Cyberbully? N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2016.