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Persuasive Essay Outline: Cyber Bullying
Posted on March 20, 2013 by Roshan Promisel
Here is a rough outline of my essay (some body paragraphs will most likely be changed as I go): Introduction: 
Cyber bullying is a form of bullying that has been taking place a lot more in middle and high schools because of the improvement of technology and increased usage of social media networks. Something that has not really been established in these schools are punishments. Do you know if your middle school or high school had a punishment for this? Exactly. It is not very common for schools to have cyber bullies suspended. Not because of it being hard for them to get away with it, but because schools may not realize how serious of an issue this really is. Middle schools and high schools should have students who act as bullies on the internet suspended from school to teach them a lesson on what they are doing is wrong. Many students have taken their own lives because of another student saying something harmful to them online, and this needs to stop. I think that cyber bullies of middle school and high school ages should be punished because they will finally understand that what they are doing is wrong. Body Paragraphs:

1. People say that online bullying is easier to get away with than bullying in person. This may be true but this paragraph with give reasons why people shouldn’t think this. 2. Why do teens who see cyber bullying occur right in front of them on their Twitter news feeds but do nothing to stop it? 3.Why girls are more likely to be bullied online than in person. 4. Several stories of kids who have been cyber bullied and what has been done to stop it. 5.Refutation (Counter Argument): Maybe it’s not the school board that the blame should be put on rather than te parents should deal with them. It is their kids so why not have the parents get involved and try to stop their children from being bullies? Some may say “it’s no one else’s business on what the do on the internet” but some parents may feel hurt that their child could actually do that. Possible websites to use for research:

DoSomething.org
Stopbullying.gov
Kids Health
CNN (they have a whole page of articles about Cyber bullying) Cyber bullying laws (pdf with a full list of laws in each State) This entry was posted in Work In Progress and tagged cyberbullying, persuasive essay, rcl1213, summers, week21, WIP. Bookmark the permalink. ← Persuasive Essay Potential Topic and Advocacy Project Ideas Just “Jolling” in South Africa →

2 Responses to Persuasive Essay Outline: Cyber Bullying
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Eva Mei Shouse says:
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March 21, 2013 at 3:10 pm
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Introduction:
1. You’re first sentence very clearly introduces the topic. However, it’s a little longwinded and hard to comprehend the first time you read it. I would clean it up–get straight to the point. It’ll better draw in the audience (maybe something like: the advancements in technology have allowed a new type of bullying… or something along those lines). 2. You establish kairos at the end when you say that people are committing suicide because due to cyber bullying. You might want to introduce this earlier in your introduction to really get people invested in your topic. 3. I’m not exactly sure of your audience… it sounds like those who either are in or have recently graduated from high school because you ask if they know their schools’ policies regarding cyber bullying. However, that’s a pretty vague audience… Do you want to talk to teachers? The school board? Parents? And if your audience is just recent graduates, what can they do about this issue? -------------------------------------------------

Thesis Statement
1. The claim is that students who cyber bully should be suspended. While this claim is very specific, I think it might be took specific. I don’t know if...
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