General purpose: To inform my audience about why people are bullied, the impact of bullying, and what can be done to stop bullying.
Specific purpose: To show why people are bullied, the impact of bullying, and what can be done to stop bullying.
Attention getter: Hurtful words are said to you, you are pushed around at school and you come home crying; your family is wondering what happened. Bullying is when a person is picked on over and over again by an individual or group with more power, either in terms of physical strength or social standing. According to kidshealth.org Preview: (Today, i am going to inform you on...) Why people are bullied, the impact of bullying, and what can be done to stop bullying. Transition: Let's look at why people are bullied.
I. There are many reasons on why people are bullied, but here are the main reasons.
1. Olweus (1993) reports that one of his studies, conducted with students in grades five to seven, found that 60 per cent of girls who were bullied were bullied only by boys, while another 15-20 per cent were bullied by both boys and girls.
2. Boys are more likely to be the perpetrators of what Olweus calls "direct" bullying, that is, bullying which involves direct physical or verbal attacks.
3. He has concluded that girls are more likely to use indirect, subtle, social means to harass other girls.
B. Background/ Culture
1. The International Day of Pink is a day of action, born when a youth in a high school in Cambridge, Nova Scotia was bullied because he wore a pink shirt to school. His fellow students decided to stand up to bullying; hundreds of students came to school wearing pink to show support for diversity and stopping discrimination, bullying and homophobia.
2. Obese children are more likely to be bullied than their nonobese peers regardless of...