Bullying Is A Social Injustice Issue Essay

1799 Words Dec 5th, 2015 8 Pages
School bullying is an epidemic and often times when victims disclose they are bullied, intervention does not occur. Victims of bullying have human rights, and these rights should be considered and advocated for. Multiple studies suggest that bullying is a social injustice issue. (Polanin, M. & Vera, E., 2013) suggest that, because bullying may be considered the exercise of perceived authority or superiority in a cruel and unjust manner, it exists as an example of oppression in society. Any oppression in society against a person, group or class of people is considered a social justice issue. Children also have a right to feel free from oppression and spared from humiliation caused by repeated bullying (Polanin, M. & Vera, E., 2013). According to (Kolmek, A., Sourander, A., & Gould M., 2010) suicide affects millions of teens each year, and is a public health problem, that requires intervention. Bullying is defined as direct-physical and emotional assaults, direct-verbal threats, insults, or nicknames. Bullying can include indirect-relational, social exclusion and spreading nasty rumors, and the newest form of bullying; cyber bullying. This involves using social media websites such as, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to use power and intimidation to make someone feel powerless and defeated. Another, form of social media that can be detrimental to adolescence is chat rooms. (Luxton, D., June, J., & Fairall, J., 2012) found another platform that influences vulnerable…

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