Why You Should Not Bully People

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Why You Should Not Bully People A Persuasive Essay By, Katherine Jo Rigsbee As you walk through the halls at your school, what do you see? Do you see that everything is fine and dandy? I wish. You probably see people getting put down, hit, and many other things. During this essay I will share what it feels like to be bullied, why people bully people, and why you should not bully people. I hope you will put these things into consideration. I hope you will think about it. So… let’s begin! How does it feel to be bullied? Well it does NOT feel very well. For some cases, it leads to suicide. Statistics show that… Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it. Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying 10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide, according to the study above According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying This is one reason, one out of many on why you should not bully. These people are depressed and from personal experience you are always down and you do not care about anything. Some people don’t care about other people’s feelings. There are so many reasons on why people should not bully, here they are or have been… * Raised in an abusive home * Abused sexually, physically, or mentally * Have low self esteem *
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