Bullying and My Thoughts

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Studies have shown that a positive or negative environment can drastically affect the way an organism grows. Humans are usually the main test subjects because they have been shown to be the organism with the most reaction to outer stimuli. Children that suffer death early in their lives can be scarred on short-term lengths or even have life-lasting effects. Parental death can have serious effects on children; in comparison with other forms of family separation, parental death has consistently been found to be the strongest stress on a child. Many of these effects can remain well into adulthood. Bullying is also an external stimulus that is always a negative one. Approximately 12, 8-10 year old children commit suicide every year because they are victims of bullying. Twelve does not seem that large of a number, but it should be enough to make people realize the harm of bullying. Where as 1.3 million children a year bully others. A bully, as defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is one who hurts or intimidates others. This behavior may occur in two forms, verbal or physical. There are specific reasons why bullying happens and specific solutions that could help save as many as 12 lives a year. Bullying is generally cruel, malicious, or humiliating behavior towards an individual or even a group of various aged people. It is demeaning and can cause untold stress, anger and suffering to those on the receiving end, which in some cases can lead to suicide. Bullying occurs in both verbal and physical. Bullying that does not involve hitting and kicking can be just as damaging as actual full out fighting. Some of the ways verbal bullying occurs are by name calling, making fun of someone because they are different for example; handicapped or down syndrome children are often tormented because their appearance is unlike that of most of society. Also threatening, making people feel uncomfortable or scared, or making people do things they do not want to do. In support of...
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