Bullying Is Not Just A Harmless Rite Of Passage Essay

1179 Words Apr 23rd, 2015 5 Pages
Bullies! Everyone knows at least one. Whose name comes to mind when you hear the word bully? Who was the person who could negatively affect your day with their verbal, physical, or emotional insults? Most people remember such events vividly.

For most people, bullying experiences will be nothing more than an unpleasant memory. But for those who are exposed more to being bullied, the pain tends to run deep. Because their days and weeks are filled with fear, humiliation, and pain inflicted by bullies, they find it difficult to concentrate and participate in class. Those who are bullied are often more willing to miss school. They are lonely and may become depressed or lash out at their bullies in violent ways.

Bullying is not just a harmless rite of passage or an unavoidable part of growing up, though sadly it’s still often viewed that way by the public. While being told this, you may be learning that you are helpless and hopeless, you are also learning how you are seen by bullies, which is to say, you are learning that you are seen by others as weak, pathetic, and a loser. As you experience such events repeatedly, you are being set up to believe that these things the bullies are saying about you are true.

Where I want to go with this essay is not to talk about how to make bullying stop, but rather, to explore the sorts of damage bullies do to their victims, and to discuss the impact it has on an individuals life.

What people don’t understand is that bullying is a form of…

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