Pediatric Views: When Bullying Turns Deadly

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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,…show more content…
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…show more content…
Physical bullying is anything that would hurt or injure a person; meaning licking, punching, hitting or taking something that belongs to someone else and destroying it (“Types of Bullying” par 1). In elementary and middle schools 30.5% of bullying is physical (“Types of Bullying” par 1). In the web article Types of Bullying, it states that verbal bulling is name-calling, making offensive remarks or joking about a person’s religion, gender ethnicity, socioeconomic status or the way they look. It also states that 46.5% of all bullying in schools is verbal bullying. Also that verbal aggression is when a bully teases someone. It can also be a bully making verbal threats of violence or aggression to someone’s personal property. The main type of bullying is cyber bullying due to the spread of technology. Cyber bullying is done by sending messages, pictures, or information using media, computers, or cell phones (“Types of Bullying” par 6). Bullying may include verbal threats, physical assault, intimidation, or other forms of inappropriate behavior, such as harassment, disorderly conduct, and acts which disturb the peace (“Types of Bullying” par 6). One of the leading effects of bullying is suicide, especially with teens (Speak For Someone Who Can’t). Since 2002, at least 15 schoolchildren ages 11 to 14 have committed suicide (“Constantly Bullied He Ends His Life at Age 11”). Imagine

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