As researchers are saying bullying in schools is becoming more common, and nothing is really being done about it. In the article Bullying In Schools author Ron Banks states some statistics, “approximately 15 percent of students are bullied regularly or are initiators of bullying”. When students are being bullied they never really tell anybody about it because they don’t want to be known as a “tattle tale”, and get bullied more. Most of bullying comes from children who are living in a home with physical punishment, so they learn to be aggressive and mean. “60 percent of those characterized as bullies in grades 6-9 had at least one criminal conviction by the age of 24.”# The main reason why kids become bullies is so they get a reaction, and they want to feel in control, and powerful.
Teachers and parents don’t know about bullying because children don’t want to talk about it. It makes them feel weak, they also tend to have low self-esteem about it. Bullying affects both the bully, and the victim emotionally and physically. They may have to get counciling when they are older, or the bullies may be convicted of many crimes and end up in prison. In schools there should be a NO BULLYING policy all over the whole school, and confidential boxes for students to slips notes into about bullying going on during school when teachers don’t see it. “Bullying occurs out of parents’ sight.”# Victims are overly sensitive, because they are very emotional from all the trauma they have been threw. There are two types of victims; passive victims, and reactive victims. Passive victims avoid confrontation, unlike reactive victims provoke the attacks by being aggressive and argumentative. Victims suffer from more health problems and lower academic achievement.