Thursday, October 17, 2013
Felony Counts for 2 in Suicide of Bullied 12-Year-Old
1. Category of problem: Security
2. Level of problem: National
3. This article concerns: Bullying
4. Importance/effect on families/individuals: This article affects students or individuals that have been bullied throughout school or in other situations. It also makes parents aware of what their children might go through when being bullied by other children. And also to be aware of taking precautions if their children are being bullied or if they are being aggressive towards other children.
My input: In this article a 14-year-old girl bullied a younger student that was 12 years old non-stop. She bullied her through Facebook, other social networks and in school. She would also turn the 12-year-old girl’s friends against her and repeatedly told her to kill herself and that nobody liked her. Eventually after all the bullying, the 12-year-old girl committed suicide. After a month, the girl that would continuously bully her commented on Facebook that she had bullied the girl and made her killed herself. She is currently in the Juvenile county jail and will be charged for aggravated stalking. After reading this article, many children go through this when they are younger or even at an older stage. Therefore more parents and friends need to be aware of what goes on when a person is being bullied and call for help. If people become more aware of these situations, the individuals that are being bullied could get support and not feel so threatened by the aggressors. Cases like this one should encourage us to open our eyes and be aware of these situations to take control and not let innocent people hurt themselves.