Essay on The Effects Of Bullying On The South Carolina School System

1614 Words Jan 29th, 2016 7 Pages
Being a child in the South Carolina school system is much harder these days than it was just a few short years ago. Not only are students having to focus on their school work: making sure all assignments are turned in on time, asking questions when they need clarifications. But they are also having to stand under this microscope of constant judgment. Yes, some people may say that kids judging other kids has always been apart of life; in todays world that judgment is not only portrayed physically and verbally, but it is now shown on all forms of social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat, Yik Yak, the list can go on and on. Social Media had brought about a whole new meaning to the world “Bullying,” and taking on its own official term “cyberbullying.” Bullying goes back very far in our world 's history. It has always been a part of the school system, but it has not been until recently that bullying has taken on a much larger meaning. The definition of Bullying as stated on stopbullying.gov is: Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. (What is Bullying).
Students in today’s school systems have enough to worry about, and it is our jobs as…

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