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  • I completely agree with your article, "Speaker says bullying should be seen as assault."
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  • I completely agree with your article, "Speaker says bullying should be seen as assault."
    Bullying has been a growing issue for our society, especially since the increase of digital media usage for teenagers. There have been too many instances when the victim just couldn't take it anymore and the tormenting leads to suicide. My high school friend was bullied and as a result she took her own life because that's what her bully told her to do.
    Innocent students are being victimized, which results in depression, resentment and other emotional issues that could lead to the loss of lives. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teenagers, averaging about 4,400 deaths a year. For every suicide, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. In order to lower these statistics and assist young people, we need to make a punishment for bullies. By charging assault to every person who bullies another will help decrease the numbers of suicides and attempts. This is a great topic to discuss and I hope there is a follow-up article explaining the passed law to charge bullies with assault, because this horrific act needs to end. — Mallory Tacdol, Medford
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