April 29, 2013
Maria – Esther Lopez
April 29, 2012
We all have our story, and we all have our secrets that everyone thinks they know. We all get hurt, either verbally, physically, or emotionally. All in different ways, but we don’t know what is it that’s hurting us, and try to hide it, keeping it to yourself and not wanting for anybody to know. Due to the consequences of keeping what’s hurting you to yourself, this problem can lead to the risk of suicide, which many human beings think that’s the solution to your suffering. What is bullying? Bullying is not a topic that many people think they will go through, but see it everywhere they go and do nothing about it. You never know when you can help someone by stopping a situation you see, either in school, in your house, or even in the public. Probably many people think they won’t go through such a hard problem because there are many different types of bullying. There are many people that think of this problem as normal. People of all ages experience or even die from bullying, even children of young age, but there are some preventions that people can take to stop bullying. Bullying is not a pretty picture, that’s why bullying should stop. You can be one of those heroes that make history and make it to the front cover of a news cover article.
What does the word “bully” make you think of? For some people, it’s that girl at school who always makes fun of them. For others is the biggest guy in your neighborhood who’s always trying to beat you up or take away your stuff, but really a bully is a persistent unwelcome behavior, mostly using unnecessary or invalid criticism, and fault finding . Also bullying is exclusion, isolation, being singled out and treated differently, being shouted at, humiliated, excessive monitoring, having verbal and written warnings imposed, and much more. Adina is a student at Tiger Middle School. She was a victim of bullying not knowing that is was bullying she was actually going through. Her parents knew something was wrong with her daughter but her daughter wouldn’t tell her parents what she was going through in school. Her situation started to get worse, coming home with bruises and bad hits in the eye. Finally her parents had enough of seeing her daughter in such distress and went to school to see what was going on and know knew what bulling is about. Bullying has many unexpected definitions for just a six letter word, which many can’t be found in a dictionary or be described. You can be a victim of bullying and can stop it from happening.
There are many different types of bullying, but the most common ones are direct bullying behaviors, which is physical bullying, verbal bullying, and indirect bullying behaviors, which is more social and relational bullying. Direct bullying is when there is hitting, slapping, elbowing, shouldering, shoving in a hurtful or embarrassing way, and kicking. Taking, stealing, or damaging someone’s belongings. Verbal bullying is name calling, insulting remarks and put downs, repeated teasing, and intimidation. Indirect bullying is gossiping, graffiti, negative body language, threatening gestures, promising to hate someone and destroying your reputation. There is also cyber bullying which is the misuse of email systems or Internet forums etc for sending aggressive flame mails. These three types of bullying don’t only occur in the United States but in the whole world. Children from ten Scottish secondary schools where asked about bullying, 44% of those who had been bullied recently said that the most common place was the playground. 28% thought that the classroom was the most common place. Fewer children stated that it happened traveling to and from school, particularly younger children and those traveling on the school bus, in the corridors and toilets and outside of school. (Olwelus, 1995)....