Examples Of Stricter Punishments For Bullies

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Stricter Punishments for Bullies “For too long, our society has shrugged off bullying by labeling it a 'rite of passage ' and by asking students to simply 'get over it. ' Those attitudes need to change. Every day, students are bullied into silence and are afraid to speak up. Let 's break this silence and end school bullying” (Linda Sanchez). This is stating that schools are letting bullies get away with bullying, and telling the victims that it is normal. But there is nothing normal about being picked on because of who you are. This is what is happening, The National Education Association reports that 6 of every 10 American teenagers witness bullying in school every day. An estimated 160,000 students stay home each day out of fear of being …show more content…
However, bullies must get stricter punishments because it hurts the victim physically and emotionally, the bully has a greater risk of growing up and being a criminal, and many victims of bullying end up with little or no self esteem. The first reason that bullies should get stricter punishments are because it hurts the victim physically and emotionally. The definition of bullying is a form of abuse that can be emotional or physical. Although some people believe that bullies are already getting punished enough and that they bully because they are insecure or hurt. Admittedly the bullies are being slightly punished and they may be hurting. Despite this the bully has no right to push their pain onto somebody else. Also not all people bully because of problems they have, they may do it just for fun or to show off in front of peers. The parents of Audrie Pott, a student in Sarasota California, are informing kids and teenagers that nobody should feel like they need to commit suicide. Their daughter, Audrie Pott, committed suicide after three boys from her school sexually assaulted her and put up explicit pictures of her online a week before she …show more content…
While it is often claimed that the bully matures and realizes that bullying is wrong, that is not the case. Certainly some childhood bullies grow up and think about how bullying is wrong. Nevertheless, not all bullies just stop bullying, bullying doesn’t magically end when the perpetrator turns 18. Child bullies often become adult bullies, and although their tactics may change with age their cruelty remains the same (Keller,1). Just because they should know better doesn 't mean they are going to do what is right. They were shown as kids that if I bully I won 't get in trouble, I will get told that it’s not nice. Proof that bullies don’t stop and they continue, is in a 25 year long study by Dr. Stephens, a doctor from the National Schools Safety Center. He writes “Half of elementary school bullies have altercations with the law as adults, and 25 percent become serious career criminals” (Wicker,1). This is clearing it up about how childhood bullies can become criminals, but they can also become more pleasant people, if they were taught that that behavior was not alright. Adam Shand, a childhood bully, told his story about how he used to belt his sister in the face and leave a black eye on her for weeks and now he smacks his teenage children. Susan Moloney, an associate professor at RACP, states "the

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