Bullies Are Criminals

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Desiree Crawford
Mr. Hadsell
Writing essentials Final
12-20-12
Bullies are Criminals!
           Bullying is a constant problem in school’s today. It starts with annoying comments, but escalates to more severe matters. We’ve seen it happen, and a lot of us known how it feels. None of us like it. People might say  they are just ignorant kids, but bullies truly are criminal’s, stealing  self-esteem and at times ending lives. 56 percent of students have personally felt some sort of bullying at school between 4th grade and 8th grade. Some say that it is estimated that more than 160,000 kids miss school everyday due to fear of being bullied by other students. According to disability, harassment, civil, and criminal laws, bullying can be easily become a crime.           First of all, bullying is a crime, because of the serious effects it can have on an individual. “ and, once robbed of their  self-esteem they can suffer from mental and physical problems, drop out of school and even commit suicide.” many adults still get teary recalling their humiliating days at the hands of the class bully, mainly because bullies don’t operate alone. They pick up sycophantic disciples along the way and that multiplies the victim’s pain. The old saying goes, “sticks and stone may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” This isn’t necessarily true, word’s do hurt. Maybe not physically, but when kids already have insecurities, bullies don’t help. They build on those insecurities and insult the different qualities of kids. No one likes the way insults feel, and this is why bullies are criminal’s and deserve more severe consequences. The most common cited for being harassed is student’s appearance and or body size. 2 out of every 5 teens feel that they are bullied because, of the way that they look. It is stated that more parents are allowing their young children to undergo plastic surgery to combat bullying. For example a little girl in the 1st grade, went under surgery to get...
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