Posts Tagged ‘Violence and Abuse’

Police from St. Petersburg, Florida arrested a 15 year-old girl who they say has sent several hundred of threatening texts to three other 15 year-old girls. The girl, who is to remain unnamed was friends with the three other girls until they had a falling out.

CyberThe girl is now being charged with three counts of aggravated stalking and one count of tampering with a witnessThe suspect admitted to sending some of the texts, but not all of them. Many of these texts were allegedly death threats– one saying “if this isn’t bullying then I don’t know what is.”

TextCyberOn Monday, when the girl was interviewed by the police, they told her to stay away from the victims. The suspect continued to send threatening texts which resulted in tampering with a witness.

When will bullying stop? Today? Tomorrow? Next month? NEVER!? How many children will die due to being bullied by their classmates or old friends? 

Bullying3About a month ago two teens in Florida were arrested for cyber bullying which caused a girl to jump off the top of an abandoned concrete plant. These two girls were charged with felony aggravated stalking.

  • Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied onlineabout the same number have engaged in cyber bullying
  • More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyber threats online
  • Over 25% of adolescents and teens have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the internet
  • Over half of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs.
  • Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims
  • Nearly 30% of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying

BullyingWe’ve seen bullying in the school systems, work place, at home, in the NFL, and many more places, but why can’t anyone do anything to stop it? There needs to be more done about bullying and cyber bullying. It’s not easy to speak up about being bullied, but there needs to be more severe punishments for those who bully during school or anywhere else. When I was in middle school/high school, there was just “a slap on the wrist” if you were to bully someone. That is not going to do anything. STAND UP and DO SOMETHING. Don’t just sit there and watch someone get bullied. Too many innocent lives are taken due to bullying and it needs to stop. Stop bullying, save a life.