Bullying in Today's Society

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Bullying In Today’s World. Approximately 12, 8-10 year old children commit suicide every year because they are victims of bullying. Whereas 1.3 million children a year bully others. What is bullying? As defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, one who hurts or intimidates others. This assault may occur in two principle forms, verbal or physical. There are specific reasons why bullying happens and specific solutions that could help save as many as 12 lives a year. Bullying is generally cruel, malicious, or humiliating behavior towards an individual or even a group of various aged people. It is demeaning and can cause untold stress, anger and suffering to those on the receiving end, which in some cases can lead to …show more content…
Bullies may see it as being popular. In some cases a bully has often been bullied by someone else in their life and is trying to seek attention by hurting others. Some bullies do not even realize how wrong their behavior is and how severely damaging it can be. For example: A young student walked into class and shot himself in front of his bully and class mates because he was tired of being called fat and a walking dictionary. Is there anything people could have done to prevent this young boy from killing himself? Many victims of bullying think that they are the problem, but really the bully is the problem. People who are being picked on or bullied, have to tell someone in order to eliminate the problem. Most people think if they tell a teacher the situation will get worse but really if they get authorities involved from the start something can be done before the effects of bullying permanently scar today’s youth, for instance some children have to seek physiological help after being tormented at a young age. In a recent survey it was found that teacher’s top choice to eliminate bullying in schools would be tougher discipline (41.4%), better supervision, (33.7%) and more counseling (17.4%). If children think that telling on a bully is being a baby or it is not cool they are very wrong. For these reasons people obviously need to start speaking out so that

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