Bullying : A Worldwide Issue Essay

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Bullying
A Worldwide Issue
Bullying is kept mostly under control in American schools by organizations that work to stop it completely. Bullying is when someone treats another person poorly in order to hurt them or get them to do something. There are many different forms of bullying, such as physical, verbal, digital, and cyber; it can happen anywhere. Although unfortunate, there are so many bullies in our world today and one can never live a life without knowing, being, or being the victim of one. Bullying can happen on the web, in all schools, at the workplace, and even in public areas between complete strangers. A very common and harmful form of bullying would be physical. Physical bullying occurs the most in public schools. This type of bullying is violent and used to hurt someone and intimidate others. In some of the worse cases, victims were hospitalized and sadly some children are killed by their bullies or resort to self harm and suicide as a way to cope. There’s a saying that goes “sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” This gives the impression that it is easy to ignore or get over the emotional harm caused by verbal bullying, and that is nowhere near true. Emotional abuse is one of the leading causes of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and social disorders. Verbal bullying is when a bully picks on or puts down someone else either in writing or in person. Often, the harm done to a person from this can carry on with them for many years…

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