Bullying Essay

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Bullies can be anywhere, but there's no place they show up more than in schools (John Cloud, “When Bullying Turns Deadly”). Some students are so terrified of being bullied that they will not attend school. It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to the fear of being bullied (National Education Association). That is a lot of students missing school, missing out on their education just because people want to be mean and bully them; don’t you think? Sometimes it doesn’t occur to us that we are being bullies. Bullying has many forms (Make a Sound for a Voice Unheard); that will be discussed later in the paper. Does anyone even stop to think what happens to these children and young adults that grow up bullied? Bullying, although has man causes, also has many effects. Before we can discuss what happens to a person who is bullied, we have to talk about what causes someone to become a bully. According to Dr. Daniel, there in no one cause of bullying. Peer, individual, school and communication factors can all contribute to why a child feels the need to bully (“What Makes a Bully”). In Pediatric Views: What Makes a Bully, Dr. Daniel states, “Bullying is a way to gain power…It’s a different philosophical stance to try to gain power over a person through bullying, versus negotiating” (What Makes a Bully). Aggression that builds up and is released in an aggressive behavior leads to bullying (“The Bully as a Victim?”). A person can start to get aggressive when they are being neglected, rejected, or have insufficient attention; thus all leading to bullying (“The Bully as a Victim?”). When it comes to teens becoming bullies the causes are slightly different. Most of the time, bullies are often victims of bullies themselves (Jane Clair, “What Causes Bullies”). Jane Clair states in her article, What Causes Bullies, “40% of bullies are themselves bullied

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