Bullying Is A Common Form Of Violence Essay

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Bullying is a common form of violence in schools that has a negative influence on students’ and the school as a whole. Bullying is considered violence which endangers the lives of its victims. The film Bully depicts the reality and consequences of bullying and takes a look at how bullying has affected the lives of children and their families.
The families documented in this film were followed over the course of a full school year. This film sends a powerful message revealing how much of a problem bullying has become in society. Adults, including parents, teachers and school staff, need to be educated about bullying and its severity in today’s society on children. At the beginning of the documentary, the school administrators appear to be lacking in taking any action about the bullying that is occurring at school. For example, when the student’s head was shoved into a toilet, the school administrator says that the student does not have any serious damage to his head and does not continue to question the incident. Also, a school administrator forced a victim to shake the bully’s hand who physically and verbally bullies the student continued ignored the victim’s concerns and told him he should accept the bully’s apology. Each family reflected on how their child’s school administration was not taking action to prevent bullying inside school walls. One family experienced bullying to the point where the child faced criminal charges for trying to take action on her own. It…

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