Anti Bullying is a movement that has been created in response to the increase of bullying over the years. They Anti-Bullying Movement were created to reduce or eliminate the act of bullying. Bullying is defined as using superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what that one wants. With the development of new technology over the years, bullying has expanded from the school grounds to the Internet. I will be discussing the influence of bullying on a personal standpoint, as long with a statistical standpoint.
We have all been bullied in our lives in some type of way, and we have all felt horrible because of that one person. While being bullied, we feel helpless, we feel like we are not in control of the situation, and we even feel like were weak. As soon as we are finished feeling bad about ourselves we recover from the incident only to get bullied once again. Personally I have grown up being bullied. I grew up in a small town in Kansas; so small that I thought there couldn’t be a town bigger then Lawrence Kansas, which has a population of, according to suburbanstats.org, a total of 87,643. I was and still am taller and bigger then most people that I have met in my lifetime. Coming from a town that was rather small, there were not many children my age who were the same height or weight as I am. I would be called names such as, “Big Foot, Frankenstein, and even Jonah’s Whale.” Back then those names was very hurtful, but looking back now it makes me laugh because. Back then I was a better person then those kids who called me those names and even now I am still a better person then those children. Because those children who were bullies, are not successful and still living in the same city they attended Kindergarten.
According to NOBullying.com, “There are bully prevention groups that exist to train adults and young people to prevent bullying and how to respond to it when it does occur.” The Anti-Bullying Movement has taken mainstream. For example, Google, “Anti-Bullying Movement,” and you’ll see the amount of websites that have been created just to end bullying. While we use the Internet to try to dismantle bullying, Cyber bullying has taken stride as well.
On a more radical side, Cyber bullying has caused the deaths of many children According to standforthesilent.org, since being founded in 2010, “55,000 children have taken their lives.” The same website broke down the that number of deaths; “that is 8,000 deaths per year, or 22 per day. Almost one child per hour for the last 7 years.” Stand For The Silent has traveled to many schools over the past four years to talk about Cyber bullying and why it has brought about so much pain.
The audience the Anti-Bullying Movement is talking to is everyone who has been bullied or for that someone who is considered the bully. The movement wants to spread awareness to the audience who wants to take a stand to end bullying, or to give shocking information to those who are not well informed. This may be difficult with some constraints that may lie in the way of the movement. Some constraints could be that some people who view the movement as useless or arrogant. The movement is simply to give a voice to those who feel like they are not strong enough to stand up to the bully who is considered “superior or admirable.”
The Anti-Bullying movement appeals to logos, ethos, and pathos. The movement appeals to logos because there are many websites that supply different types of statistics stating how bullying and cyber bullying has grown over the years. The Anti-Bullying movement also appeals to ethos. The Anti-Bullying movement in the eyes of the audience views it as a creditable movement because many of those who are apart of the movement have been bullied before and I am sure that many of those people wanted something to lean back on. Personally I wish this were a movement that was occurring during my younger school years. Finally this movement appeals to pathos. The movement touches or emotions in most of us, or most of us that live in this different society. We used to live in a society were it was considered cool to be a bully. Well that child who being bullied by that so-called cool person now has a movement behind them for support. This appeals to pathos because this movement gives relief to those who have been bullied for so long.