Essay On Epidemic Of Bullying

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Bullying a Deadly Epidemic Every time you turn on the news it seems you hear about a school shooting or a suicidal death of a youth. Behind these tragedies, it always comes to be known that the victim and or perpetrator were bullied by their peers prior to the occurring incident. Has bullying become a problematic issue within our youth? The following paragraphs will inform of how immense this issue has become currently within our society.
Everyone can admit that as an adolescent growing up they either knew of someone that was being bullied or was a victim of some type of bullying themselves. Over the years it appears as bullying has become a deadly issue. As mentioned in a current article by Noah Rayman (2013) Recently, a Nevada middle school student shot and killed a Math teacher and wounded two students. “One student, Omar Lopez, remembers locking eyes with
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According to authors Evans, C.B., Fraser, M.W., # Cotter, K.L. (2014) Bullying is a leading cause to rising numbers in suicidal deaths and school shootings around the country by bullied victims. “Bullying is a social phenomenon. About 30% of school children are involved in bullying as victims, bullies, or bully/victims. The victims of bullying suffer multiple negative consequences, including poor social and academic adjustment, depression, and anxiety.” Educating our own children about the risks and the harms of bullying is a must. Making sure they are aware and understand that being a witness to bullying and not stepping in is just as harmful as being the one that bullies. This can all be a great start to preventing this rising epidemic within our youth. Our youth is our future, if they are resorting to causing such horrible incidents due to something that could have been very well prevented, it becomes everyone’s responsibility to step in and make it known that this type of treatment to others will no longer be

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