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Bullying in Schools
Rebecca Sedwick Suicide On September 10, 2013, in Lakeland, Florida, twelve year old Rebecca Sedwick jumped to her death after enduring months of bullying initiated by her former friend. The bullying was alleged to have begun because of a boy that both Rebecca and her former friend had dated. According, to a CNN Justice report, authorities reported the former friend also recruited and encouraged another former friend of Rebecca’s to join her. It was reported that there was at least one physical attack, as well as cyber bullying, which was accomplished via messages on Facebook.
On the night before Rebecca jumped to her death she messaged a boy she had befriended online, stating: “I’m jumping, I can’t take it anymore.” On the following day Rebecca climbed a ladder, which was attached to a pair of silos at an abandoned concrete plant and jumped to her death. According to a news report, prior to Rebecca’s death she had cut her wrist in December 2012, in an apparent attempt to commit suicide.
From a sociological perspective, bullying is a social problem that impacts both genders, all races, ethnicities, and many cultures. There is usually no justification as to why some individuals are targeted by bullies while others are not, except for the bully’s own personal prejudices, and motives to control.
Bullying can start at a very young age, and most often will occur in the school setting. Their behaviors in the classroom, not only affect those that are being bullied, but also the other students in the classroom as well. Bullying is very hurtful and it can have a lifelong effect on the victim. Bullying victims may develop poor self-esteem along with feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, which can be overwhelming. Tragically, the case of Rebecca Sedwick and…...

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