Bullying Is Aggressive Behavior Among People That Involves A Real / Perceived Power Imbalance

1366 Words Dec 23rd, 2016 6 Pages
Bullying is aggressive behavior among people that involves a real/perceived power imbalance, which has potential to be repeated over time. Every day students are being bullied online or face to face. Over 3.2 million people are bullied each year with 17% of American students reporting that they are bullied 2 to 3 times a month or more within a semester. One in every four teachers will see nothing wrong with bullying and will only take action 4% of the time, which results in 67% of students believing that schools respond poorly to bullying (https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-bullying). It’s unethical that the majority of teachers just sit around doing nothing when every day there are kids skipping school because they are too afraid to show up or sometimes dropping out. Some teachers may not say anything because they are afraid of the repercussions that may result, but they do not realize that each second they let a student be bullied, the higher the risk of the student having emotional damage which in the long run could be worse than the repercussions. It is the teacher’s job to be the first line of defense to stop bullying.
Teachers are the ones who are able to cut the physical and verbal aspect of bullying down at its root while the parents would only be able to monitor and stop it via internet. Many teachers either notice the bullying and say nothing about it or they just don’t notice anything period. Teachers sometimes undergo specialized training which…

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