- CASE STUDY – BULLYING: THE AMANDA TODD STORY
Case Study – Bullying: The Amanda Todd Story
Recent history illustrates that bullying is a growing problem among today’s youth in the United States. Amanda Todd, for example, was only 15-year old when she committed suicide after being bullied by her peers for over a year.
In this assignment, you will discuss bullying cases, strategies to mitigate the effects of bullying and the effectiveness of bullying prevention programs.
To prepare for this assignment, consider the following resources:
- Watch the video, Amanda Todd’s story: Struggling, bullying, suicidal, self-harm.
- Use your textbook, the Internet, or the Strayer University Library to research articles on bullying cases that occur today.
Write a 2–3 page paper in which you:
- Describe at least two types of bullying to which Amanda Todd was subjected.
- Identify at least three consequences that Amanda Todd experienced as a result of being bullied, and discuss her attempts to deal with them.
- Recommend two strategies that you believe Amanda’s parents, teachers, and authorities could have used in order to reduce episodes of bullying of Amanda and thus prevent Amanda’s suicide.
- Compare at least two similarities and two differences between the bullying cases that take place today with those cases that took place when you attended high school.
- Explain the key contributing factors that you believe led to bullying behaviors. Next, suggest at least three ways in which prevention programs can reduce bullying cases overall.
- Use at least two quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
- This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
- Discuss bullying cases, strategies to mitigate the effects of bullying, and the effectiveness of bullying prevention programs.
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