School Bullying Dianna Rumsey Honors English Mrs. Watters May 10, 2013 “70% of middle school and high school students experience bullying in school,” (School Bullying).School bullying has become a growing epidemic throughout today’s society. There are multiple types of bullying that include physical, verbal, emotional, and homophobic. Bullying is happening in every age group but more directly in high schools. Boys and girls have different clarifications of bullying. Boys tend to do more physical bullying while girls are guilty for verbal bullying.
Statistics show that kids who are bullied usually end up losing interest in their school work and drop out of school because they’re afraid or embarrassed to go back to school. According to the article Bullies as Criminals by Greg Toppo, in the past decade states have finally addressed the issue on bullying. In 1999 on Georgia had an anti-bullying law. Since the Columbine shootings in 1999, states also began to act on the issue and as of this year (2012) 18 states have laws that now allow the victims of bullying to seek legal help. Also because there has been too many incidents such as a fourteen year old child who was bullied in his school for years and he ended up hanging himself outside of his house.
Education Accountability Do we hold our teachers accountable for our children’s learning? Many American’s say, “yes we should hold all teachers accountable.” While on the other hand many American’s say, “no we should not hold them accountable.” President Bush agreed with many Americans to hold our teachers responsible for our children’s learning. In 2001 Bush signed an Act making sure that no child got left behind. I do think we should hold our teachers accountable when it comes to our general education courses such as math, reading, language arts, and writing; it is up to the teachers to incorporate different learning styles in the classroom to make learning more interesting for the students, and to improve test scores. The No Child Left
Being bullied can cause destruction into one individual life. Paul Logen grew up as being picked on by bullies as a six grader thinking it was because of his outdated clothes, his appearance, and how small he was compared to the other students. When he moved to another school, a kid named George was the one getting picked on because of his appearance and how is voice was squeaky. In “Bullies in Schools” says that none of things have to with their appearance and what clothes they wore. They were picked on usually are the rejected children, who have a few friends, and who are unable or unwilling to defend
BULLYING IN CLARCK COUNTY SCHOOLS KAYEBIS K. SANTIAGO-GORDON COMM/215 March 8, 2012 Michael C. Gregory End Bullying in Clark County Schools Although some people who witness bullying have their reasons for not getting involved, bullying in Clark county schools needs to be stopped because bullies, as well as their victims, can experience psychological distress that may have negative life changing results and in some cases end tragically for all involved. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a bully as “archaic” and “a bluster browbeating person; especially: one who is habitually cruel to others who are weaker.” On a daily basis, victims of bullying are subjected to being abused; both physically and verbally. An article in Time magazine states that "The U.S. Department of Justice has reported that 37% of students don't feel safe at school because of bullying"(Cloud, 2012, Para. 8). While the constant abuse by a bully is humiliating and painful for the victim, they are not the only ones being affected.
Over 60% of students had cheated in the past month, which is fairly recent, and a staggering 83% had cheated in the past quarter. This showed us that cheating is an on going problem that almost certainly happens daily in Perry Hall High. To sum up our survey we asked students to tell us how big of a problem they though cheating was in our school on a scale from 1 to 5, 5 being the most serious. 41% responded a 3 with the rest of the figure split evenly between 1,2,4, and 5. We concluded from this that students don’t really care about the subject or are indifferent about it.
March 18, 2011 “Whether life's disabilities left you outcast, bullied, or teased, rejoice and love yourself today 'cause baby you were born this way. No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I'm on the right track baby I was born to survive.” -Lady Gaga There has been an increase in suicides lately, especially among young males. The problem is Anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) bullying and harassment. It is an epidemic but most people don’t care. In the U.S. 75% of students have no state laws to protect them from harassment and discrimination in school based on their sexual orientation.
Kaitlyn Perry English-112 10/7/14 Why We Hate the Smart Kids For many people, high schools is greatest life adventure of their life but for others it can be a nightmares. The stereotypes of the nerds, popularity, bully, and disabilities are in every high school. According to Grant Penrod; Why We Hate the Smart Kids, the nerds can have the negative consequence for society and how the society have discourage intellectual by giving a negative statement to geeks or nerds. Earlier in the essay, I realize that it was an argument and he is pushing us to his side instead having both sides of the option they can choose. According to Grant Penrod, he stated “The football team from Mountain View high school won the Arizona state championship last year.
Growing up in rough times means rough times in some schools. In Columbine High School Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were the victims of bullying throughout high school (Moore). People probably ridiculed them and picked on them because they were considered weird. The bullying and anger got to them and that is probably what caused them to breakdown. Growing up I was bullied plenty of times by insensitive students.
Media depicts the bullies like heroes.” Teachers see the violence transferred to classrooms. Usually the most violent person in TV, movies, and video games is the most notices and, therefore, the child are leaving that violence is good. In high schools, like the school Peter went to, the popular kids with more power tend to be the bullies. Children are easily influenced by their friends. Research has proven that bullies have above average self-esteem, good leadership skills, and make friends easily (Quotes about Bullying).