Does cyber bullying lead to teen suicide?

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Does cyber bullying lead to teen suicide? by Mind Map: Does cyber bullying lead to teen suicide?

1. Cyber bullying is the main reason for teen suicide.

1.1. The author argues that teen suicide is driven by cyber bullying(Doucet).

1.1.1. "What this programme shows is that more than half of cyber-stalkers know their victims personally, but the Internet has opened up myriad of sophisticated ways of hiding your identity, or stealing that of others, and the police's investigative capabilities are lagging woefully behind(Doucet).

1.1.1.1. This shows most cyber bullies knew the person personally, but could get many things from the internet

1.1.2. Tom Mullaney was a lively 15-year-old boy with no history of being bullied, but all it took to shred his world apart was one night with 12 threatening Facebook messages from 6 of his classmates. His father found him in the shed at the back of the garden, hanged. He was cyber-lynched to suicide(Doucet).

1.1.2.1. This gives a real life example of how fast cyber bullying can take affect.

1.2. The author states that online behavior and cyber bullying have parents worrying for their kids("Teen's suicide seen as a chance to discuss online bullying.").

1.2.1. We can support and educate students, but at the end of the day, they have to make personal choices, too("Teen's suicide seen as a chance to discuss online bullying.").

1.2.1.1. This shows that bullies can persuade people in making choices that they normally wouldn't normally

1.2.2. Merlyn Horton, executive director of the Safe Online Outreach Society, which works with parents and schools to enhance online safety, endorsed the school district's decision, calling on more boards to follow suit("Teen's suicide seen as a chance to discuss online bullying.").

1.2.2.1. This shows that people are trying to make ways to prevent suicide from cyber bullying and in realm life bullying.

1.3. Cyber bullying is the main reason for teen suicide because there is many companies and parent trying to make the internet safer for teens.

1.4. Cyber bullying is the main reason for cyber bullying because it can cause depression for teens which could cause them to commit suicide.

2. Cyber bullying isn't the main reason for teen suicide.

2.1. The author argues that family issues are the main reason for teen suicide, but everyone believes that cyber bullying is the main reason(Magid).

2.1.1. While there is increased awareness of the dangers of bullying and rightful concern over suicide, the percentage of youth who report being physically bullied actually decreased between 2003 and 2008 from 22% to 15%(Magid).

2.1.1.1. It shows that cyberbullying is getting better by the years

2.1.2. Within the past 30 days, 45% of the respondents "reported feeling depressed as a result of being cyberbullied," according to the study's authors. 38% felt embarrassed, and 28% felt anxious about attending school. The authors reported that "more than a quarter (26%) had suicidal thoughts(Magid).

2.1.2.1. this shows that cyber bulling can cause people to feel many different ways.

2.2. In the article it says that cyberbullying drove Rebbeca Sedwick to suicide(Paulson).

2.2.1. According to the 2011 National Crime Victimization Survey, about 9.2 percent of students - some 1.2 million students - report that someone was "hurtful" to them at school once or twice(Paulson).

2.2.1.1. This shows that the minority of the students did get bullied or hurt.

2.2.2. "Many kids get bullied, and that vast majority don't commit suicide or think seriously about committing suicide(Paulson).

2.2.2.1. It says that there are other reaso ns for teen suicide and cyber bullying is not the main reason

2.3. Cyber bullying is not the main reason for teen suicide because it has been proven that family issues is the number one reason why teen suicide occurs

2.4. Cyber bullying is not the main reason for teen suicide because only 5% of teens or kids that are cyber bullied commit suicide.