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 An innocent kid is facing the hard life. She is constantly going through the motions as a teen. She is trying to survive the Cold War, known as high school. The poor girl has to rush to her homeroom everyday only to watch her homeroom teacher drink coffee and watch CNN before school starts. What could she be so afraid of that made her want to go to homeroom so bad? But, shortly after the 20 minutes of safe haven, the bell rings.

Nicole is walking down the hallway, not so bad right? Then she hears the muttering of the sophomore track star. “Nice story on snapchat, your nerdness ruined my night,” says the evil sarcastic meanie. This bully may be no guppy, but the meanie’s words hurt. The poor girl is so upset she runs to the bathroom ruining her makeup. The freshman girl had posted a picture of her and her friend at the mathletes competition; she loved stuff like that. To herself she was a Marilyn Monroe, but to others the “nerd” was an Einstein know-it-all.  Nicole is wondering what she did wrong, but that is exactly it. She didn’t do anything wrong.

Nicole gets herself together and goes to first period. A muffled noise comes over the loud speaker: “We need everyone’s attention, and we are having an assembly. Please follow your teacher to the cafeteria.” All of the kids cheered as if they had won World War 2. Nicole remembers when she used to be that happy, when she was considered a kid, not a teen. Everything was so much easier when she was little, no homework and kids got to leave school before lunch time. All of the teens go into the cafeteria. They see what the projector says on the wall. “Cyberbullying.” Everyone sighs in disappointment. In fact, 13 out of 20 kids think that bullying assemblies of any kind are corny and useless.

This assembly was not of any kind. A plethora of natural bullying issues, causes, and leads were discussed. An average teen sends 120 text messages a day, which 40% have tried cigarettes, 43% have drank alcohol; but also teens that have not done anything of that sort, are two times greater to drink alcohol under the influence of peer pressure (Tate). Tate specially says, “While the report attempts to examine the relationship between communication technology and health behaviors, it doesn’t conclude that avid texting and social networking cause unhealthy behavior.”

Victims of cyberbullying are bound to commit suicide, have depression, or start binge eating. It is so sad to think about all of the possibilities of bullying, the harsh words of people on the internet kill the minds of young adults. One question is how does all of this start? Hurting kids, hurt kids. Read that again if it doesn’t make sense, please think about it if it doesn’t create a spark or an understanding. This is an answer that will destroy bullying, take this advice.

It is so important to try to change the researchers’ facts, and possibilities of millennials. So start by making guidelines to social media. Kids can not always be monitored on the internet because this will increase their risk to “try” new things, and lying to their parents… the worst of all. Try to make two worlds internet and life, this will split up all of the outcomes of bullying and will hopefully end it. But, nothing can end bullying, but trying these tips will decrease the chances. Children of this generation are crying out, and someone needs to help out this desperate cause. );

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