Bullying Argumentative essay

1001 words 5 pages
Argumentative Essay
25 November 2013
Have you ever seen or experienced bullying and the dramatic effects it has on its victims? Unfortunately nine out of every ten students have experienced bullying in school or online. Many people believe that bullying is a part of growing up and kids do not know any better. Bullies are intentionally causing mental and or physical damage to their victims, which will affect them for the rest of their lives. Bullying has shown that it can cause self inflicted injuries and even suicide in America today, and there should be no doubt that we need to protect our youth today. We need to enforce a law that will have bullies face harsh legal punishment in order to do
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As a rebuttal the opposite side might say that bullying is a part of growing up and it teaches us valuable lessons. Nobody should look at bullying and pass it over as something that is a part of society, because society does not thank or want bullying. Nobody wants their child to be bullied or to learn those lessons. People fear their child suffering and they want to be the ones who teach them valuable lessons. There are no positive effects from bullying because the intent of bullying is to harm someone else either physically or mentally. Another thing people might say is that the bullies are just young and that they make bad decisions. Just because a bully is young does not excuse them from their actions. It is said that by the age of 8 years old a child clearly understands right and wrong. In almost all cases the bully know what they are doing is wrong but they want to hurt and crush their victims. Simply because there aren't any severe consequences. Bullying is in no way shape or form acceptable and nothing anyone can say will downplay bullying because it affects everyone. If actions are not taken to enforce harsh legal punishment for bullies you will continue to see a rise of gruesome new stories of suicide, overdose, and school shootings. Hopefully actions are taken, and if they are bullies will now either feel or suffer the consequences of their actions. After that there will be a clear decline of