Bullying in Schools Essay

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Bullying The word bully is defined as “a person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker.” Unfortunately, children are bullied every day in different schools throughout America. The effects of bullying can be severe and long-lasting. So, as a teacher how can you put a stop to bullying? I asked my aunt who has been a teacher for Springfield High School over twenty years. I asked Miss Dixie Perry exactly how she would stop bullying if she witnessed it going on in her class room. She replied that she would first, call the student out who is doing the bullying, and address them immediately. After class, she would then have a one-on-one talk with the student and if the bullying did not stop, she would then proceed to contact the assistant principal and have them address the issue with the student. At that point, the punishment is in the hands of the assistant principal and Miss Perry might have to assist in a parent and teacher conference with the student, their parents, and the assistant principal. Miss Perry said if the student is on a sports team such as basketball, football, or etc, she will contact their coach and they will address the issue with the student who is bullying. Miss Perry said at Springfield High School, the coaches have a good amount of power and will make sure that the bullying will not happen again. Miss Perry also informed me that at Springfield High School, there is a bullying club. She described it to be a support club and a place where students come together and make the school aware that bullying occurs in their school. Also, there is a freshmen academy so all the freshmen remain in only area. The reason for the freshmen academy is to decrease some of the bullying that freshmen usually receive. The freshmen rarely have contact with the upper classmen unless there is a large school event, or if they take

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