Essay The Issue of Bullying

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Not only is it already hard to be a teenager, but having to deal with constant teasing and harassment is just something no one needs. There is a point in life where bullying can become so terrifying that students will rather stay at home than have to face their bully. Darnell “Dynasty” Young is a 17 year old gay teen who has gone through every possible way to stop his bullies from harassing him. His mother has tried everything but hasn’t been able to put a stop to it. Until one day, Young’s mother bought Darnell a stun gun. His mother told him to bring it to school and when the bullies began to torment him to take it out. He did just that, he did not actually shoot anyone he just waved it up in the air to intimidate his bullies. He not …show more content…
They are all hurtful and some lead to kids taking their own life because it has come to a point where they can’t face it any longer. With out the help of schools, parents, anti-bullying programs, and peers it is hard to try to even tackle this epidemic. There are ways to put an end to this horrible behavior like conduct a parental awareness campaigns via the internet, newspaper or by parent-teacher conference. Another way is by having intervention for both the bullies and the victims so that they both have someone to talk to. (Colleen 2)

In order to know how bullying affects kids all over the world one must first define bullying. “Bullying is comprised of direct behavior such as teasing, taunting, threatening, hitting, and stealing that are initiated by one or more students against a victim.” (Banks 1) Bullying is everywhere and for some it’s too much to the point they can’t handle it anymore. Girls tend to socially isolate other kids as a form of popularity. The least popular kids mostly girls, in this case, are usually picked on and teased about how they look and how they are less popular. Girls also tend to use negative words, such as slut, whore, fake, and take their bullying and publicize it on any social media sites. Guys tend to bully in a different way, they tend to take their bullying into a more violent matter by hitting or taunting. In Dan Olweus article called A Profile

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