Bullying

Whether it being online, at school, in public, or at home; NOBODY should be bullied. Bullying has been going on for many, many years. It is now 2012, and it STILL continues. That is a shame. Some kids claim to be “just messin’ around” with others, but how does the person being “messed with” really feel? The main point is that kids are cruel. They do not accept other types of people, and automatically judge them if they do not meet their standards as a human being. There are kids who are bullied because of the clothes they wear, the color of their skin, weight issues, sexual orientation, or even if they just act different. Sure, kids will laugh and think it’s funny to tease others; but what people need to start thinking is “How would I feel if it was me?”.

Some kids struggle with home lives, others have social problems, or more. You never know how someones life really is, so why would you want to make it any worse by bullying them? Some people who are bullied cannot handle it, and feel the only way out is through suicide. As a matter of fact, 2012 studies show that 1 in 12 teens have attempted suicide. That is a very sad, but true statistic.

How would Martin Luther King Jr. feel about all of this if he were still alive today? His dream was that his children would one day live in a world where they are not judged by anything else except the content of their character. That is how it should be, but unfortunately it isn’t. I feel that school should be a safe environment for ALL students. For it to be this way, there’s more steps that need taken in order to stop bullying once and for all. First, teachers & principals need to take more action when someone is bullied. Do not turn the other cheek, these are your students. You should care for each and every one of them. When someone is bullying another person, that bully should have to pay a fine and become suspended. Another way to stop bullying is to have a neighborhood watch program set up around the school, that way when school lets out; bullies won’t have the chance to hit anybody. Finally, the last way to help stop bullying is to just live by a couple of rules. Be kind, be accepting, be brave, be involved, be amazing, and be yourself.

Check out these links below to see some examples of bullying.

Homecoming Court Prank

Newswoman Responds to Bullying

 

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3 Comments on “Bullying”

  1. This article is so important. Thank you for bringing this issue to light. What can a student do who is being bullied or sees someone who is being bullied here at UHS?

  2. Very nice article. I hope it catches everyone’s attention. Challenge yourself to talk with one new person everyday, set a trend at lunch, invite new people to sit with you. Just BE NICE.

  3. There are two different types of bullying. Direct bullying, which can consist of hitting, pushing, kicking, pinches, or restrains by physical contact. It can also be done verbally, with name-calling, threats,and taunting. Indirect bullying can be making dirty gestures, spreading rumors, or even intentionally excluding someone from a group. Students can report concerns to a teacher, guidance counselor, principals, or Officer Garrow. They may also fill out a referral to the Raider Assistance Program (RAP).
    *Bullying will result in suspension from school and possible police action.

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