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Case Study 2: Bullying: The Amanda Todd Story 

Due Week 8 and worth 130 points

Recent history illustrates that bullying is a growing problem among today’s youth in the United States.  Amanda Todd, for example, was only fifteen (15) years old when she committed suicide after being bullied by her peers for over a year. 

Watch the video titled “Amanda Todd’s Story: Struggling, Bullying, Suicidal, Self-harm” (8 min 55 s).                            

Video Source: ChisVideos. (2012, October 11). Amanda Todd’s Story: Struggling, Bullying, Suicidal,   Self-harm [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej7afkypUsc. 

This video can be viewed from within your online course shell. 

Use your textbook, the Internet, and / or Strayer Library to research articles on bullying cases that occur today.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Describe at least two (2) types of bullying to which Amanda Todd was subjected.
  2. Identify at least three (3) consequences that Amanda Todd experienced as a result of being bullied, and discuss her attempts to deal with them.
  3. Recommend two (2) 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. 
  4. Compare at least two (2) similarities and two (2) differences between the bullying cases that take place today with those cases that took place when you attended high school. 
  5. Explain the key contributing factors that you believe led to bullying behaviors. Next, suggest at least three (3) ways in which prevention programs can reduce bullying cases overall.
  6. Use at least two (2) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.  

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explore the relationship of illicit drugs, gangs, and forms of delinquency.
  • Explicate the types of prevention programs that are likely to work with high-risk youngsters.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in juvenile delinquency and justice.
  • Write clearly and concisely about juvenile delinquency and justice using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric found here.

                                                                                  RUBRIC

Points: 130Case Study 2: Bullying: The Amanda Todd Story
Criteria UnacceptableBelow 60% FMeets Minimum Expectations60-69% D Fair70-79% C Proficient80-89% B Exemplary90-100% A
1. Describe at least two (2) types of bullying to which Amanda Todd was subjected.Weight: 10%Did not submit or incompletely described at least two (2) types of bullying to which Amanda Todd was subjected.Insufficiently described at least two (2) types of bullying to which Amanda Todd was subjected.Partially described at least two (2) types of bullying to which Amanda Todd was subjected.Satisfactorily described at least two (2) types of bullying to which Amanda Todd was subjected.Thoroughly described at least two (2) types of bullying to which Amanda Todd was subjected.
2. Identify at least three (3) consequences that Amanda Todd experienced as a result of being bullied, and discuss her attempts to deal with them.
Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletely identified at least three (3) consequences that Amanda Todd experienced as a result of being bullied, and did not submit or incompletely discussed her attempts to deal with them.Insufficiently identified at least three (3) consequences that Amanda Todd experienced as a result of being bullied, and insufficiently discussed her attempts to deal with them.Partially identified at least three (3) consequences that Amanda Todd experienced as a result of being bullied, and partially discussed her attempts to deal with them.Satisfactorily identified at least three (3) consequences that Amanda Todd experienced as a result of being bullied, and satisfactorily discussed her attempts to deal with them.Thoroughly identified at least three (3) consequences that Amanda Todd experienced as a result of being bullied, and thoroughly discussed her attempts to deal with them.
3. Recommend two (2) 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.Weight: 20%Did not submit or incompletely recommended two (2) 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.Insufficiently recommended two (2) 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.Partially recommended two (2) 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.Satisfactorily recommended two (2) 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.Thoroughly recommended two (2) 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.
4. Compare at least two (2) similarities and two (2) differences between the bullying cases that take place today with those cases that took place when you attended high school.Weight: 20%Did not submit or incompletely compared at least two (2) similarities and two (2) differences between the bullying cases that take place today with those cases that took place when you attended high school.Insufficiently compared at least two (2) similarities and two (2) differences between the bullying cases that take place today with those cases that took place when you attended high school.Partially compared at least two (2) similarities and two (2) differences between the bullying cases that take place today with those cases that took place when you attended high school.Satisfactorily compared at least two (2) similarities and two (2) differences between the bullying cases that take place today with those cases that took place when you attended high school.Thoroughly compared at least two (2) similarities and two (2) differences between the bullying cases that take place today with those cases that took place when you attended high school.
5. Explain the key contributing factors that you believe led to bullying behaviors. Next, suggest at least three (3) ways in which prevention programs can reduce bullying cases overall.Weight: 20%Did not submit or incompletely explained the key contributing factors that you believe led to bullying behaviors. Did not submit or incompletely suggested at least three (3) ways in which prevention programs can reduce bullying cases overall.Insufficiently explained the key contributing factors that you believe led to bullying behaviors. Insufficiently suggested at least three (3) ways in which prevention programs can reduce bullying cases overall.Partially explained the key contributing factors that you believe led to bullying behaviors. Partially suggested at least three (3) ways in which prevention programs can reduce bullying cases overall.Satisfactorily explained the key contributing factors that you believe led to bullying behaviors. Satisfactorily suggested at least three (3) ways in which prevention programs can reduce bullying cases overall.Thoroughly explained the key contributing factors that you believe led to bullying behaviors. Thoroughly suggested at least three (3) ways in which prevention programs can reduce bullying cases overall.
6. 2 referencesWeight: 5%No references providedDoes not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirementsWeight: 10%More than 8 errors present7-8 errors present5-6 errors present3-4 errors present0-2 errors present
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