Every second, someone will die. Every hour, that’s around 360 people dying in a minute. Around 3 of those people are killed by suicide. In September of 2013, one of them was known as Rebecca Sedwick. Her death, was a ruled as a suicide, when she jumped off a building. Her death was caused by social media when at least 15 girls, aged 12-14, cyber bullied her to the point where she killed herself. Guadalupe Shaw, 14 at the time, was known as the “CEO” of that group, who planned out ways for the girls to taunt Rebecca up until her death. Two of these girls were eventually arrested, one of them being Guadalupe Shaw, and the other being Katelyn Roman, but the charges were eventually dropped. These attacks were all through social media, even after Rebecca transferred schools, so it must be obvious how bad it was. When people bully now, they will do it online, because even if a solution can be discovered, a conflict will always happen all over again.
First image is of TommyNC2010, second image is of LeafyisHere
LeafyisHere, is a cyberbully channel on YouTube, and he is well known for his content that uses vulgar words in order to make fun of person, some as young as 12. One day, Leafy posted a video of him making fun of an autistic user on the website, TommyNC2010 under the title “THE MOST EPIC FEDORA MAN ON THE INTERNET”, or something along those bars. This video is long gone now, as Leafy eventually apologized, but it angered several. Tommy’s main goal on Youtube is to inspire people, and when Leafy mocked him in his video, Tommy later broke down. In a video titled “I’m getting death threats Leafyishere and keemstar, why?” uploaded by TommyNC2010, it depicts Tommy breaking down and crying due to all the hate he has garnered because of LeafyisHere and DramaAlert, another channel known for cyberbullying. Leafy was said to make around $60,000 a year at that time, due to his channel’s rapid growing pace, and Leafy began to lose several subscribers a minute due to this. LeafyisHere, who was a viral trend in 2016, is still making the exact kind of content, and it proves how once someone begins to cyberbully, they almost always will afterwards.