The Repercussions of Bullying
One scorching afternoon, a high-school freshman returns from school. With a soul full of anger and sorrow, he slowly makes his way up to his bedroom, turns on his computer and logs into his Facebook account. On his page, he posts a poem, A miserable life, of my time here in school, getting my heart broken, by every single one of you, do whatever you please, take whatever you may, I have had enough! It all ends here, TODAY… With that said, he heads out onto the balcony. He chants a prayer as he crawls over the railing, body trembling as he takes hesitant steps towards the edge. After taking his final breath of fresh air, he leaps, plummeting 37 floors down to his death. This is not an isolated incident. It is one the many cases of youths committing suicide due to the constant bullying they have to endure in school. Bullying is no longer a mild issue, it has shown to have severe physical and psychological ramifications on the victim. Victims of bullying tend to experience physical symptoms that interfere with the enjoyment of their everyday life. In many instances, aggressive and cruel behaviour subjected to the victim on a regular basis will result in the steady development of many complications. Some of the most common physical ailments linked to bullying include frequent upset stomachs and urgent need to use the washroom, along with headaches and other symptoms associated with stress. Additionally, extreme bullying also leads to physical injuries and lasting medical conditions from minor cuts, to broken bones. Severe cases could also result in death, affecting not only the victims but their families as well.
Not all effects of bullying are as noticeable as the physical symptoms....
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