Essay on Bullying And The Effect Of Anti Bullying

1428 Words Aug 14th, 2015 6 Pages
Bullying to a majority of people may be seen as harmless fun between students that will eventually stop as they grow older. However, these people do not know how bullying impacts students mentally and physically. They may wind up hurting themselves or others around them and so as to prevent that from happening, school districts must provide students, and parents, anti-bullying programs. According to a study conducted by The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 11 public middle schools, with a sample of as many as 2,300 students and teachers, students who are constantly bullied have proved that they perform poorly in schools (Wolpert, 2010). In the context set herein, this paper will discuss the causes of bullying, ways to help people identify what bullying is, ways to solve in-school bullying and the effects of anti-bullying.
Over the years, it has been noted that bullying happens for several different reasons. Based on a questionnaire taken by 1,558 participants from 77 secondary schools in Taiwan, a theory suggests that bullies often choose their targets for different reasons like: having fun, taking out their anger and frustrations onto somebody else, or to achieve school status or benefits (Wong, Cheng, Chen & Ming, n.d.). Because of that, it is difficult to pin point the exact cause of bullying. However, a new study at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada, argues against the idea that bullies are misunderstood and come from broken homes by supporting the…

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