Bullying Essay

682 Words Aug 29th, 2015 3 Pages
Disturbing Behaviors of Bullying

Ralph Smith
Yout 301 Foundations of Youth Ministry
June 1, 2015

The 2013 youth risk behavior surveillance system (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) indicates that, nationwide 20% of students in grade 9-12 experience bullying. Bullying has been around for years, but has gone to another level. Bullying use to be considered a rite of passage, parents, educators and community leaders now see bullying as devastating. It was a way of life and most people were bullied by survived. It’s causing all kinds of reactions with kids that are being bullied. 17% of Americans students report being bullied 2 to 3 times a month or more within a school semester. Over 3.2 million students are victims of
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She no longer wanted to attend school and felt like she didn’t have any friends. It got so bad that she went to the counselor crying for support. The child was so devastated she reached out to the school counselor and informed her of the situation. It got so bad that she wanted to commit suicide. The counselor intervened and unfortunately had to get the parents involved in hopes in resolving this matter. The pre-teen girl said her dad was so upset with her and she felt like she had no support. Her dad couldn’t believe that she would even think about committing suicide, because she is a Christian and she knows committing suicide is not of God.

Bullying is horrible and have causes many people to end their lives, because of aggressive behavior. Matthew 7:12 states, “Do to others whatever you would like them to do you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets”. This is a scripture that the kids/adults should hide in their hearts. We should always treat people the way we want to be treated. There is another scripture Matthew 5:11, “God will bless you when people insult you, mistreat you, and tell all kinds of evil lies about you, because of me. God said that we will be persecuted for His name sake. We do not have all of the answers. We need to love more and build one another up instead of tearing them down. People that need to tear someone else down in order to make themselves look better, I believe have low

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