Lastly is the target themselves who are those students that are targeted for bullying by repeated acts of violence. Whether you are the person actually causing the intentional pain to others or not, if you know about it and stand around and watch it you are just as guilty as the bully. I know during my high school days that there
Bullying does not just affect the victim, inadvertently; it affects everyone the victim is associated with too. Bullying should be seen as a crime because it ruins the targets chances at a normal and happy childhood, which everyone is rightfully entitled to, it destroys children’s and adolescents self-esteem, puts them into a depression, they may stop attending school which will in turn lower their grades, and it can even lead to self-harm and suicide. Usually children look forward to making friends at school and playing games with others, but if a child is bullied, they then become an outcast and slowly start reproaching socializing with society. The ones who have been bullied are usually the more subdued and quiet children. They probably do not speak in class or in a group and usually tend to avoid team sports and activities because they do not want to be chosen last.
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).
Individuals that bully have a mental imbalance of power among his or her peers that shows signs of unwanted aggressive behavior, repeated threats towards other children. Bullying includes the aggressive attacking on someone with verbal or physical abuse repeatedly. This form of behavior comes from acting out because the child’s home environment is abusive and this child must vent this anger on his or her peers. Bullying can be stopped in all schools if the community leaders, teachers, parents and law enforcement were to develop prevention and intervention programs as well as making bullying a crime punishable by law.Find/locate credible academic sources that specifically outline prevention and intervention programs. Gather statistics on how these prevention and intervention programs affect bullying incidents.Look Here:http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct02/bullying.aspxSpecific State Laws Against Bullying http://education.findlaw.com/student-conduct-and-discipline/specific-state-laws-against-bullying.htmlBelow is a fairly current list of specific laws against bullying by state.
Salem Zeglin ENG 102- 1518 Professor Hooker February 21, 2012 Essay 2 People of society become overwhelmed with the pressure of meeting high expectations everyday, though it’s not everyday that suicide is the outcome of being overwhelmed. The poem, Suicide Note by Janice Mirikitani, describes just this: an Asian-American girl in college apologizes “to her parents for having received less than a perfect four point grade average” (Intro Paragraph) in a suicide note before she takes the fall to end her life. The speaker felt she was never good enough for her parent’s approval. High expectations are not always attainable is the theme of the poem. She apologizes with words put into simile, metaphors, and symbolism.
The young girl name was Marcie Calder two days before her seventeenth birthday she was killed and she was pregnant. Sam was the vice president of Salt Lake City High and was the track coach. Sam had a secret a fare with his student and one night she told her she was pregnant with his baby he didn’t know what to do and killed her and made it seem like she killed herself. Tony believed Sam of what he had said happened that he just left her at the park where they were talking and that was the last time he had seen her and went home. The trial went on and there as evidence that he had a mode if to kill her.
The grief, the loneliness, and hearing others around them discuss the issue only add to their problems. We also understand that no matter how heartbreaking the news sounds, our grief is only a small part of how their family feels. A couple of months ago we heard about Sarah Stevenson, the 14-year-old daughter of James Stevenson, who was raped and murdered brutally when she was walking home at night. We have heard many stories of what may have happened, but have
This is why I believe that it’s not the schools fault. Additionally, the article conveys “‘if a school employee witnesses a behavior that is problematic and makes a conscious decision not to address it, it becomes schools problem’.” (Diblasio).This may be true; however it is only resolved for that incident but later on, the bully can decide to be more careful and bully the student more outside of school because an adult intervened. Now I am not saying not to intervene, just that it wouldn’t make the bullying stop completely. Studies have shown that most of the times, the bully is the one that needs more help because maybe he is bullying because he was or is being bullied too. It is also hard to detect but in most cases, this is true.
That is the best thing they do for their children. Some times, children don’t know a gun is real, and they can hurt someone or their self accidentally. For example, the 16 year old girl hurted herself when she and her friend were handling a gun in a Grand Rapids (Sandra Martinez). In addition, children don’t have enough knowledge when one is good or bad so they cannot respond to what they did. We have a news come up everyday such as two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, killing 12 students and 1 teacher, and injured other 21 student at Columbine High School massacre, on Tuesday, April 20, 1999(wilipedia) .
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.