The Effects Of Bullying On Today 's Society Essay

876 Words Jun 21st, 2016 4 Pages
The Issue
“Strong people stand up from themselves. But the strongest people stand up for others.” – Unknown. There is a serious issue that has a huge effect on today’s society. Students all across the world have suffered tremendously from all ages. According to Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2013 report, by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and National Center for Education Statistics Institute of Education Sciences (IES), about 28 percent of students between the ages of 12- 18 reported being bullied at school. In 2013, across an average of 39 states, 7.2% of students admit to not going to school because of personal safety concerns. The effects of bullying can be reluctance to go to school and truancy, headaches and stomach pains, reduced appetite, shame, anxiety, irritability, aggression and depression are also frequent effects. The U.S. Department of Justice reported that, “160,000 kids per day do not attend school for fear of being bullied.” According to federal collected data The 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) indicates that 20% of students in grades 9–12 experienced bullying nationwide and in 2008–2009 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics) indicates that 28% of students in grades 6–12 experienced bullying nationwide.
All Sides of Issue The act of bullying has an effect on not only the person being bullied but their families, by standers…

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