Have you ever known a person who was not very good at telling stories? You probably had trouble following his train of thought as he jumped around from point to point, either being too brief in places that needed further explanation or providing too many details on a meaningless element. Maybe he told the end of the story first, then moved to the beginning and later added details to the middle. His ideas were probably scattered, and the story did not flow very well.
Bullying: The forgotten lesson in '13 Reasons Why'
Martin Luther's 95 Theses
Perhaps the most prevalent theme in Thirteen Reasons Why is the theme of repercussions, or cause and effect. Another example is Jenny driving drunk and knocking over the stop sign. And yet, these incongruous actions had devastating results. These repercussions are why Hannah tells her peers again and again that they must be vigilant and thoughtful with their actions. To Hannah, the gossip and rumors circulated about her, oftentimes by the people she trusted and considered friends, is another form of betrayal.
High school senior Alexander Roman got into all eight Ivy League universities this year. But surprisingly, he turned them all down. Instead, he chose to be a freshman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Jacobs. Moreover, this is not the only case. Ronald Nelson, who also got into all eight Ivy League universities, rejected all the offers and chose the University of Alabama Jacobs.
There is no federal statue directly addressing cyberbullying. The federal law impacts cyberbullying when harassment is covered by the federal civil rights laws governing discrimination. The federal law can be implicated in certain cyberbullying incidents especially when student speech is being restricted. School districts are challenged daily addressing bullying and cyberbullying with on and off campus bullying behaviors and schools are sometimes challenged in court as free speech violations. All 50 states have enacted laws that prohibit bullying in school settings, provide legal recourse to victims of bullying in schools, and impose duties on schools regarding the development of anti-bullying policies Green, J.