Golden Rule: Treat Others the Way You Want to Be Treated

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Every child has the right to feel safe at school as well as the right to an education. Bullies demolish these rights once they discriminate against another child. Once a child begins to be bullied at school their natural rights as an American are tampered with. This child will no longer want to attend school or in some cases put themselves in harm’s way to end the emotional and physical pain. According to the article bullying by John Greenya “On a typical school day today three out of 10 American youngsters are involved in bullying as perpetrators, victims or bystanders, and an estimated 160,000 children skip school for fear of being harassed”(Greenya). As Americans we have to put our foot down and prevent bullying from destroying educational rights. To do so we must understand bullying and learn ways to prevent bullying. To start off, there are different types of bullying for example, physical, verbal, indirect, social alienation, intimidation and cyber bullying. Physical bullying includes any physical contact that would hurt or injure a person. Then one of the most common is verbal bullying which includes name calling, making offensive remarks, or joking about the way someone looks. Indirect bullying includes spreading rumors or telling others about something that was told to you in private. Social alienation is when a bully excludes someone from the group on purpose. Intimidation is when a bully threatens someone in to doing what they want and last but not least is cyber bullying, which is close to being the most common, is done by sending messages, pictures, or information using an electronic source such as computer or cell phones. With the amount of different ways to bully someone it has reached to the point of an epidemic. In addition there are also characteristic qualities of a bully. According to Bullying and Harassment : A Legal Guide for Educators by
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