John Greenya Bullying Summary

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As we become more knowledgeable on the subject of bullying, we can notice how the effects it has on both the victim and the bully can be dangerous. In his article, “Bullying”, John Greenya suggests that the connection between bullying and school violence has become a growing problem that schools aren't doing enough to prevent. He does this by first explaining that “today, bullying is widely regarded as a serious problem in the United States”, then by stating “bullying not only begets depression and suicide but also serious crime, researchers say, not to mention poor academic performance, truancy and higher dropout rates” (Greenya). Greenya finally describes how “in the past, bullying has simply been dismissed as ‘Kids will be kids,’ but the findings from this study suggest that …show more content…
He uses an informative and shameful tone for those who have witnessed or been involved in bullying, but have done little to stop or prevent it. The article goes into more detail about what can lead to mental health issues, explaining that “people who were bullied as children are more likely to suffer from depression and low self-esteem, well into adulthood, and the bullies themselves are more likely to engage in criminal behavior later in life” (Greenya). A study described in the article expressed what the effects of bullying can be on the victim and the tormentor. It stated that “bullying hurts both bullies and the bullied. Victims of bullies are lonely and have trouble making friends; they are five times more likely than their peers to be depressed” and have further mental health problems (Greenya). This article directly related to my GRQ because of the way it described what happens to teenagers when they are bullied, not just stating that bullying can lead to suicide. By connecting depression and low self-esteem to bullying, the answer to my GRQ became more clear as everything came

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