Bullying and Its Effect on Our American Society

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Aaliyah D. Thomas
Ms. A
20 December 2012

Bullying and Its Effect on Our American Society

While doing research on bullying in our American society, I have found numerous amounts of authors, doctors, professionals, perpetrator, victims, and survivors who have published books, articles, and blogs about bullying and its effects on the American society. Bullying is defined as a disease than can be physical or verbal that can take place in person behind someone’s back and cyber. These people often talk about bullying as a harmful force in America. My Goal in this research paper is to identify the American society due to bullying with statistics and information.

To achieve this goal I have divided my research paper into four main sections. In the first section, I have provided information on bullying and its effect. In the second section I will discuss the American culture. In the third section I have provided information from professional and other in such manner. The fourth section will be all about the statistic that bullying has caused. I end my paper with a question to society what can we do for our society as a whole? With this fourth section I will explain the importance of coming together and stopping this epidemic. I have also included an appendix before the cited work that contains images of the relevant topic. But as an introduction I will give you the origin of the word bully or bullying.

ORIGIN CONTEXT
Bullying or bully is not a young word; actually the word has never changed however the meaning of the word has changed dramatically. The word bullying was first discovered in literature in the 1500s, being referred to a sweetheart. Then after that the word evolved into a term use towards males as a good friend. The last time the meaning changed which was about 150 years after the second change the meaning has remained, this time it was the progression towards modern understanding and terrorizing the weak and old. What Is Bullying and It’s Effect?

What exactly is bullying? Is bullying name calling in a court yard full of first graders, is it tarnishing someone’s life over social media sites, or is it the main reason in the death of teenagers in America. Yes indeed these are all true, the definition of bullying is, intentional aggressive behavior. Two main reasons people are bullied is because appearance and social status however the list is endless. We all seen the effect of bullying but little do you realize the butterfly affect (a small change somewhere will affect something so much greater). We as human little do we know, we can all be affected by bullying. The effects are simple but just as fetal. With the recent and unfortunate suicides committed primarily by LGBT 8 Bullying affects millions of student and also adults. Now let’s make acknowledgment of the domino effect (the domino effect is a chain reaction that occurs when a small change causes a similar change nearby, which then causes another similar change). Millions of students are being bullied in school every day. The students who are bullied the pattern usefully start by skipping classes, then missing school, and eventually drop out. Then kids who bully others are more likely to get into fights, drop out school and have criminal convictions and drop out of school. Where will this guide America’s society more people without a high school diploma, without a high school diploma you will have into a categories that is being carried by government assistant programs such as food stamps, Medicare, section 8, and etc. Which lead the rest of the population to suffer with higher taxes, to help pay for the government assistance programs? The American Culture

Let’s begin with the 1980’s; the generation of status seekers. The eighties were a decade where style reigned supreme, and few artists had as much style as Madonna. The computing revolution of the 1980s began with the introduction of the...
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