Patrick McAuley Satire Essay 1/22/13 Bully for the Best According to an article written by MSNBC contributor Linda Carrol, everyday across our country one out of every six school kids is affected by the terrible use of bullying. Bullying is the largest problem concerning the safety and well-being of children at school. Students complain that bullying problems have driven them to lose focus in their learning, causing grades to drop and self-confidence to deteriorate over time. Bullies seem to target the weaker students, both physically and mentally. All schools say “no” to bullying, but why not say “yes”.
“Bullying is a big problem that effects millions of students, and it has everyone worried, not just the kids on it’s receiving end” (Lyness 1). Bullying does not just affect kids, but the parents too. It affects the parents because a lot of their children begin to be afraid attending school. In the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda was affected by being bullied lead her to think about suicide, scared of coming to school, and victims like Melinda begin to not care about school and fail. Melinda was affected by being bullied and led to many things and one of them is thinking about suicide.
Also similar to many school shooters, Harris and Klebold were found to be victims of bullying. Perpetrators of school killings frequently voice severe anger and isolation preceding their actions. They may have a history of violence, or uncommon inappropriate and extreme behaviors at school.. Parents are a big problem in this issue; some don’t care what their kids
Evidence suggests that in schools the trend seems to suggest the one in six Australian children are bullied weekly, and that 20-50 per cent of children are bullied at some point throughout their school life. (McGrath 2003) Research also suggests that 65 per cent of children, who frequently bully others, are more likely to end up with a criminal record by the time they are 25. Bullies can experience depression and suicidal thinking if the issues are not addressed in school years, and they can also be more prone to act violently in the home or workplace as adults. (McGrath 2003)
Young people who are bullied are more likely to skip school or completely drop out. Statistics show that 60 percent of boys who were bullies in middle school had at least one criminal conviction by the time they were 24. They have made an Anti-Bullying law that will allow teachers and students to anonymously report perceived incidents of improper behavior. A majority of teachers and school administrators do not take this law
(2013) said that, "We cannot continue to dismiss bullying as a harmless, almost inevitable, part of growing up." "We need to change this mindset and acknowledge this as a serious problem for both the individual and the country as a whole; the effects are long-lasting and significant." According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 20 percent of U.S. students in grades 9 through 12 were bullied at some point in 2011. Bullying should be a crime, there are kids out there that are killing themselves because of what other kids are saying about that person. It's just horrible.
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.
Machell Thomas Bullying Help Bullying has been an issue in school for many decades. Many sources have stated that in the United States alone 20% of students in one single school have reported being bullied in some form. “The most common definition of bullying is a repeated oppression, psychological or physical, of a less powerful person by a more powerful person or group of persons” (Bullying 1). “Young people who are being bullied are especially likely to feel trapped and alone because they usually don’t have a choice about where they live, go to school, or play” (Bullying 1). Some people and sources feel that West Virginia schools are not doing enough to help protect and show kids why bullying is wrong, but with the extent of research
‘Widely publicized school shootings during the late 1990’s and early years of the twenty-first century have raised public concerns about rising adolescent violence and created the perception that juvenile delinquency is increasing.’ Statistics shows that juvenile crime rates are actually declining. In 2001, the total number of juvenile arrests was 2.3 million—a figure 4 percent below the total for 2000 and 20 percent below the 1997 total….. However this is a situation that evolved over the years and has not been dealt with appropriately and it can lead to murder, burglary, suicide, school dropout and a state of depression as well. I strongly agree that juvenile delinquency is most prominent in the secondary educational system and it can hamper the child’s ability to learn and it can also cause a nervous breakdown of the child’s nervous system. The three major factors in the secondary educational system that contribute to juvenile delinquency are single parent families, delinquent peers and the mass media.
Effects of Bullying on Children Joanna Solis American InterContinental University ENG106 Professor Bennett May 14, 2012 Abstract Bullying causes so many devastating effects in people’s lives, especially children because many times they do not know what exactly is happening around them, much less the consequences words or sometimes even a push or a shove can have. Bullies need to understand that there are consequences for them too, in the long run, they could be faced with the same faith as the ones they themselves bullied. Whether it’s banter or just playing around, there’s a fine line between teasing and bullying. Effects of Bullying on Children Bullying has always been a part of American culture and it is seen in almost every school across the country. There are even some people that view it as a “normal” situation in which, in their opinion, everyone has to deal with at some point in time.