Take a Stand

Bullying & Cyberbullying

  • Chester Fisher
  • Jana Charvatova
  • Danalynn Tigolo
  • Richelle Hernandez
  • Bullying & Cyber-bullying is all around the world.
  • Children, teenagers, and adults are all involved in this problem.
  • 4,400 deaths per year, for every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts.
  • 2 or more teachers see nothing wrong with bullying or cyber-bullying, and only intervene 4% of the time.
  • Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying and its not clear of how many cyber-bullying victims there are.
  • Bullying victims are 2-9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.
  • Bullying is with us for a very long time, there isn't specific date when it all started. Cyber-bullying started since the world gave the internet (social media or something that could be spread).
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Past attempts to stop the problem

Increasing awareness of bullying among parents, teachers and children, with meeting to disseminate information but also special meeting as needed with parents of bullies victims.


  • Create a safe and supportive environment
  • Manage classrooms to prevent bullying/ Cyber-bullying
  • Support the kids involved

Why some past attempts have not been successful

The past attempts to stop this oppression were unsuccessful because of zero-tolerance theory backfires, avoiding social media, we forget that the bullied and the bully are both children, and we turn a blind eye to adult bullying.

Those are some four major reasons why anti-bullying initiates have been unsuccessful. We must accept that the central reason why bullying continues to be so prevalent among our youth is because of the ineffective attempts to combat that problem by adults.


  1. The idea of zero-tolerance appears to make sense by letting youth know that it's not condoned, many anti-bullying initiates impose to a punishments that does not do anything but demonize the bully. It's not a good solution to stop and exercising adult power over children by punishing them, without explaining why or attempts to get to the cause of the behavior, makes the adult be a bully.
  2. Avoiding social media is not a solution to stop cyber-bullying. It has everything to do with the fact that young adults do not view it as a real place, the cyberspace is not even a reality. Attracting to eliminate social media makes it more tropical to youth and it becomes a place viewed as taboo and welcomes inappropriate behavior. Except of ban social media, adults should them how to use it appropriately. If the young children learn what is actually happening behind the internet they would learn how to use it appropriately.
  3. One of the biggest misunderstanding about bullying is that bullies are to be punished, and those who are bullied need sympathy. If the bully is being punished his behavior towards the victim is just going to get worse because the bully will get an example from it. Both the bully and the victim are children who requires equal care and attention from others.
  4. Another biggest reasons why bullying persists in U.S. or anywhere else is because children see it every-day. While many adults see teens as a "new generation" of ruthless youth, the truth is that adults hardly provide a civil role model for them. When a adult or higher powered being like on news call names to another, no wonder where the youth get it from. Therefore, it's important for educators, parents and other grownups to show children that bullying and calling by adults is just as bad as when it's enacted by youth.
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Three new solutions

  1. Privacy in social medias: Setting profiles as private and make the parent responsibly to ensure their child's profile is set on private and are "friend-ed" by their child so they can review the activities and comments in their child's social media.
  2. Communications: Parents keep open lines of communications with their child and build atmosphere of trust. Review online posts in questions with their child to make him or her aware of their concern and to start an open dialogue about cyber-bullying.
  3. Beating cyber-bullying with cyber compliments: Friends and family comment positively on every picture the child have on social media everyday to make them feel good about themselves.
The best solution to ending cyber-bullying is communications, having communications with their children cam improve ending the bullying. For example, its like coming home from school can be horrible, knowing those comments on social media can affect your child a lot. By having a good talk with your child in a room can help you build trust him or her to make them feel comfortable of having a conversation about cyber-bullying. Every parent dislikes to see their child feel unworthy about themselves, take a notice and speak to them everyday about it as you build trust. Many people can be responsible for cyber-bullying such as; parents, counselors, and teachers. Communicating doesn't cost anything but its time consuming and creating trust. unless the parents decides to handle it more professionally matter that involve counselors, then it would cost money and time too.Trying to stop bullying might take a lot of time, but t also has to depend on how badly the bullying occurs on the child, if its a severe bullying, it will take time to earn the child's trust, but if it rarely occurs it wont take as much time to improve on the problem.

Earning trust and having communications to adults can help the benefits of stopping the bullying that occurs. Other solutions that failed, failed because non of the solutions had any communications with any adults who can help to end the problem.

Many children world wide are being bullied or cyber-bullied, and they dont speak up and let an adult know about it. Many school and parents have tried to prevent this criminal act but it hasn't been that successful because there are still children getting bullied in person or through the internet or social media and they dont speak up because they are covered in fear; they live in fear for the rest of their lives or whenever this act has been put to a stop. Privacy on social media, communication and beating cyber-bullying with cyber compliments; these been the most successful ways of preventing bullying but most of them arent as successful as communication, communication is the most important action that could be done during and after being bullied because you know whats going on their life and you can help them over come that problem in a quicker and easier way.
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