Cyber bullying
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Let me start off by saying that this topic is and will be somewhat bias not because of my personal views on the topic at hand but because of the lack of common sense that some people in the government have when it comes to the issue of cyber bullying. The idea of cyber bullying is the use of electronic means to taunt or harass an individual on basically just about anything (most known description of the word). There have been numerous instances of cyber bullying extending from something that happens when people are face to face and then leading to the constant online abuse of the individual. The saddest part about this is the fact that most of the cyber bullying takes place among younger children. I don’t care how young a child is, (most often ages 10-16 partake in this practice) there is no excuse for cyber bullying. I don’t understand what process goes in the head of the people that take part in cyber bullying. Why should other people suffer because you’re having a bad day? You had a rough childhood and now you need to feel superior so you pick on other people and talk down to them so you can feel better? This is a pathetic excuse and is one that shouldn’t hold water in any case that leads to a death. I’m sorry the person that took part in a cyber-bullying case had such a rough childhood. They need to suck it up and mature instead of picking on others to cover up their own insecurities. The reason why this topic always hits home with me is the fact that I was bullied in elementary school and middle school because I couldn’t speak English. I was cyber bullied throughout middle school for the same reasons. Now when I went to high school and after graduation, I heard about a few people that took part in this bullying have passed away. You want me to go to a funeral for a person that made my life a living hell for years? I would love to attend and piss on their grave in all honesty but just the thought of going to a funeral and people expecting “remorse” for a person that took part in something as atrocious as that made me sick to my stomach. Especially considering the amount of lives that people that do this kind of thing to younger children negatively effect. They directly lead to many suicides each and every single year. They lead to suicidal thoughts among young children because everybody just wants to be accepted and let’s be honest, they’re young children. While most of the articles that I have chosen agree with my stance on this topic, the idea from the Maryland judicial system that says that an anti-bullying law could be “unconstitutional” is truly and utterly pathetic in my opinion. They want to argue that “freedom of speech” is impeded if you stop a person from saying what they want to say? How anybody with half a brain could possibly argue that point to a group of people who have suffered through something such as cyber bullying is beyond me. The people in that voting process need to look at themselves in the face and vote with some common sense and not so much political bullshit.
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Bullied Teen Amanda Todd Uploads Chilling Video Before Being Found Dead

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Amanda Todd posted a video that detailed her brushes with online and offline bullying. This week, she was found dead as a result of a suspected suicide.
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Can Maryland Ban Cyberbullying?

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A 2013 Maryland General Assembly bill bearing the name of a Howard County teenager who killed herself last year is expected to be signed into law, but it stands on shaky constitutional ground, an official of the Maryland ACLU said.The "Misuse of...
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DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles Stands Up to Bullies

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At Work: Cyberbullies graduate to workplace

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Teen Commits Suicide After Photo of Alleged Rape Goes Viral

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Rehtaeh Parsons was just 15 years old when she was allegedly raped by four boys at a friend's home in 2011. She was just 17 when she hanged herself in the bathroom of the family...
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What's the impact of sibling bullying? Your Say - USA TODAY

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Statewide Cyberbullying Policy Takes Effect | State of Delaware News

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Following a year of fact gathering, lawmaking, statewide hearings, and public comment a statewide school cyberbullying policy championed by Attorney General Beau Biden and Lt. Governor Matt Denn takes effect this week.
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N.Y. police probe possible cyberbullying after girl found hanged

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Rebecca Marino Quits Tennis Following Attacks on Social Media

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Canadian tennis professional Rebecca Marino announced she is quitting the sport, following a bout with depression encouraged by cyberbullying.
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Trolls who post vicious abuse on Twitter aren’t acting out of malice – they’re just bored, reveals study

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Passing a shield law would give the govt power to determine who has right to free speech

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With the discovery that the Department of Justice had secretly obtained phone records from the Associated Press, members of Congress have suggested enacting a shield law for the media.

 

A shield law would open the door to more government abuse of power. In the last few years, the executive branch has attempted to dismantle the rule of law by unilaterally deciding which laws to enforce and which to ignore. If the federal government were to seize the ability to determine which rights the American people can exercise and which rights they cannot, the American way of life would cease to exist.
What is truly disheartening, is that this subject matter should not even be needing to be discussed in Congress or anywhere else. The Constitution guarantees everyone the freedom of speech ,and the freedom of the press.
Any American has the right to print, broadcast or make any statement they wish. The reason congress is talking about a shield law is because it will give them another way to infringe on our rights.
Passing a shield law would give the government the power to determine whether certain types of speech were acceptable as media or unacceptable because it wasn’t in line with the narrative of the day. The shield law is designed to give the politicians a shield from criticism by giving them the authority to define speech in a way that protects them.
 


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yongyee yang's curator insight, September 25, 2013 12:31 PM

I think that this article is very important. It talks about a shield law that would "protect" politicians from criticism. Something interesting about this though is that the government could easily abuse this by determining which rights that the americans could use. They could determine certain types of speech unacceptable. I honestly don't agree with this law because we the people have the freedom to speech.

Joe Blauw's comment, October 3, 2013 10:57 AM
If people are afraid of being criticized for something by the people then they should re think what they're doing. Not make a law against criticism.
Anthony Kemmer's curator insight, August 17, 2014 5:26 PM

This article talks about a shield law. There has been a discovery that the government hacked into phone records and members of congress have suggested enacting a shield law.