Bullying Bullying in schools is a normal part of school life, or is it? Many have believed over the years that bullying is a rite of passage, something normal and acceptable. This mentality is harmful, physically and mentally to both the victim and the bully. Some people argue that bullying is just a "rite of passage," but that certainly doesn't make it acceptable. Growing up, we all go through these situations where we are the victims of hurtful situations.
Patrick McAuley Satire Essay 1/22/13 Bully for the Best According to an article written by MSNBC contributor Linda Carrol, everyday across our country one out of every six school kids is affected by the terrible use of bullying. Bullying is the largest problem concerning the safety and well-being of children at school. Students complain that bullying problems have driven them to lose focus in their learning, causing grades to drop and self-confidence to deteriorate over time. Bullies seem to target the weaker students, both physically and mentally. All schools say “no” to bullying, but why not say “yes”.
Diblasio believes that people are more aware of bullying and are finally taking action and reporting it. For example she claims “people are more likely to know about bullying and feel that they have to repot it” (Diblasio). This may be true; however are they targeting the right people? Most of the parents whose child is being bullying instantly assumes it is the schools fault, yet they don’t target the actual bully first. Like I have mentioned in the previous paragraph, schools only have limited power when it comes to bullying.
In many different tragic cases, this type of physical and emotional stress can really take a toll on a person so much that the ending results are suicide for the victim. There had been so many times that I had thought about suicide and that I had got so close but I was just too scared. Many can't say that about wanting to take their own life but I was honestly scared. There was times when I just didn't care and I would get so close and then I would get anxious and nervous and just step back from the edge of taking my own life. There are so many signs and symptoms of children getting bullied and I personally have experienced all of them.
“Bullying is a big problem that effects millions of students, and it has everyone worried, not just the kids on it’s receiving end” (Lyness 1). Bullying does not just affect kids, but the parents too. It affects the parents because a lot of their children begin to be afraid attending school. In the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda was affected by being bullied lead her to think about suicide, scared of coming to school, and victims like Melinda begin to not care about school and fail. Melinda was affected by being bullied and led to many things and one of them is thinking about suicide.
Younger children believe that cheating is wrong but that it is acceptable in some instances. In elementary school children break or bend the rules to win games against their peers. But as they get older- around junior high- they begin cheating on academic work. “Cheating peeks in high school when about 75%of students admit to some kind of academic misgivings”. In schools cheating has become so socially acceptable that students think that it is okay to cheat.
Effects of Bullying on Children Joanna Solis American InterContinental University ENG106 Professor Bennett May 14, 2012 Abstract Bullying causes so many devastating effects in people’s lives, especially children because many times they do not know what exactly is happening around them, much less the consequences words or sometimes even a push or a shove can have. Bullies need to understand that there are consequences for them too, in the long run, they could be faced with the same faith as the ones they themselves bullied. Whether it’s banter or just playing around, there’s a fine line between teasing and bullying. Effects of Bullying on Children Bullying has always been a part of American culture and it is seen in almost every school across the country. There are even some people that view it as a “normal” situation in which, in their opinion, everyone has to deal with at some point in time.
Evidence suggests that direct bullying seems to increase throughout primary school years, peaking in the final years of primary school and the beginning years of high school, then show a decline during the senior years of high school. There are many different ways a person can be bullied, ways that are not limited to verbal, physical, social and psychological. Bullying can occur due to a perceived difference, again, not limited to age, sex, religion, sexuality or cultural background. Much of what researchers have discovered about school bullying is strongly linked to workplace bullying, however, the numbers in each vary. Evidence suggests that in schools the trend seems to suggest the one in six Australian children are bullied weekly, and that 20-50 per cent of children are bullied at some point throughout their school life.
Youth Violence in Schools American InterContinental University Abstract During this paper, I will discuss youth violence in schools, and how the media has portrayed it. I will focus on the urban schools since it has the bulk of stigmatism resulting from public opponents with who placed blame on the parents opposed to the type of community these children are forced to be a part of. In addition, there is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which is the cause of many of these youths acting out. lastly, acknowledging the social groups and parents who are trying to aid with being positive in fighting those stigmas and obstacles by educating them and giving them different types of avenues to spend their time. Violence in Schools I chose Youth Violence in Schools as the topic for my post.
Bullying is a plague that creeps up on schools and spreads through rumors, causing innocent students to suffer. This is serious because, bullying is harmful towards anyone, especially to those in school. It could distract students from their studies and create a low self-esteem that can ruin future careers. Now there are already laws towards bullying such as discrimination, assault, and harassment, but those laws need to be enforced. However they are not, because in most cases of bullying it is usually one person’s word against the others.