Controversy On Bullying In Schools

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Bullying in Schools My opinion on bullying in school, the faculty tend to take a “kids will be kids type of attitude. Bullying has reached a dangerous level compared to ten years ago. Kids are being bullied to the point of leashing out with random acts of violence on their peers. Some examples of these acts of retaliation include fighting and school shootings. Victims of bullying are not getting the help they some desperately need and are left with a sense of helplessness. The result of this leads to them feeling the only way, is to take matters into their own hands. Our kids are not treating their peers with any kind of respect. Everyone seems to be turning a blind eye to the problem. There are laws in place, but it seems no one has been …show more content…
Bullying is defined as any unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children. (Bully) This kind of behavior usually happens more once. Kids become bullies for many different reasons including an abusive home life or maybe they are being bullied themselves. There are two types of classifications of bullying physical and verbal. Physical bullying would be fighting, hitting, shoving and stealing personal items or money. Physical bullying does not usually happen first. (Bullying-definitions) My theory on this, the bully wants to test their limits with the victim to see how far they can push them before the victim will retaliate. Bullying starts on most incidents with verbal bullying. Verbal bullying is defined as any form of using words in a negative way such as name calling, teasing and put downs, to gain power over the victims’ life. The lives of many people have been destroyed by bullying at home, in school and work environments. (Verbal …show more content…
Cyberbullying is a lot like traditional bullying it involves an imbalance of power, aggression, and negative action that is often repeated. There are some unique characteristics of cyberbullying that are different than traditional bullying. The bully in an online setting has anonymity, which can leave the victim with a sense of helplessness, not knowing who the bully is or how to avoid them. Children who cyber bully have accessibility and can torture them day and night. Often kids will not tell, because they fear parents will take away their online privileges, in their eyes this is a form of punishment. Also bullies have the power to embarrass victims in front of a large scale of bystanders. Some bullies choose this form jut because of the anonymity of the internet, it allows them to bully without being face-to-face. (Violence Prevention) Cyber bullying can be an out of control problem and cause serious damage. In the world we live in there are many new forms of technology that enables a bully to torment a victim. Parents should start to monitor kids’ online activity closely if they suspect a

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