Essay on A Speech on Bullying

1056 Words Sep 9th, 2012 5 Pages
Good Morning/Afternoon fellow class mates, the issue that I have come to share and talk about with you today is Bullying. It is all around us, everyone bullies, no matter what you think or have done, you’ve most likely bullied someone.
There are many issues in the news that involve bullying and bad things that happen, aswell as people being affected from people bullying them.

Bullying is happening everywhere and the chances that you will encounter it are high. Around the world bullying is big particularly within schools and online in cyber space.
With all schools talking about bullying and the media regularly reporting on latest research, it could seem like we're in a bullying epidemic. But, it's not all bad - the incidence of
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The definition of powerful varies according to the time and place. The powerful kid on the playground may not be the powerful kid in an advanced science class.
The meaning of “survival” changes according to the environment. Parents may provide a warm, stable and affluent home; while their child may not be able to function in her own peer group; and therefore may feel like she is not surviving.

How are victims created?
The Role of Parents and Families
Some parents insist being polite and “well- mannered.” They want their children to be compliant, not to be questioning rules or authority figures. Kids who are inhibited by parental teachings sometimes smell like victims.
The bully knows that they will not fight back. Each time the child does not defend himself a message is being sent and the child is getting set up for the next time that they will be victimized. They are easy targets.
Some families unwittingly set up a bully situation at home, even around the dinner table. Teasing a child, using a nickname such as “Dumbo” may be more destructive than it is meant to be; especially if the child is shy or less verbal than his siblings. The consistent message that one member of the family is not as strong, or able, sets up a bully/ victim situation.

The statistics on bullying and suicide in the US:
• Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC.

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