Bullying Can Be Stopped In Schools

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| | NAME: Thurman Brian Royal THESIS: Bullying can be stopped in schools. INTRODUCTION: It’s time to take action against bullying. Did you know according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry that 10% of children are bullied on a regular basis and will experience being bullied sometime during their school years? Bullying can be and should be stopped by prevention and intervention programs by establishing rules and policies that make bullying a crime. Individuals that bully have a mental imbalance of power among his or her peers that shows signs of unwanted aggressive behavior, repeated threats towards other children. Bullying includes the aggressive attacking on someone with verbal or physical abuse repeatedly. This form of behavior comes from acting out because the child’s home environment is abusive and this child must vent this anger on his or her peers. Bullying can be stopped in all schools if the community leaders, teachers, parents and law enforcement were to develop prevention and intervention programs as well as making bullying a crime punishable by law.Find/locate credible academic sources that specifically outline prevention and intervention programs. Gather statistics on how these prevention and intervention programs affect bullying incidents.Look Here:http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct02/bullying.aspxSpecific State Laws Against Bullying http://education.findlaw.com/student-conduct-and-discipline/specific-state-laws-against-bullying.htmlBelow is a fairly current list of specific laws against bullying by state. Anti-Bullying Laws | State | Citation | Arkansas | A.C.A 6-18-514 | Arizona | AZ Rev. Stat. 15-341 | California | Cal Ed Code 32261, 32265, 32270, 35294.21 | Colorado | Col. Rev.Stat. 22-32-109.1 | Connecticut | Conn. Gen. Stat. 10-222d | Georgia | O.C.G.A. 20-2-751.4 | Illinois | 105 ILCS
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