Bullying and Victoria Sloan Eng/101

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Bullying in the education system.
Victoria Sloan
ENG/101
11-20-2012

Bullying in the education system:
The stressful environment of student’s in and out the classroom The best definition of bullying is intentional aggressive behavior, as stated by an article on the online site of child parenting. It can take the form of physical, verbal harassment or even by mental anguish. Children every day are becoming overwhelmed with going to school and dealing with the stress of being bullied. The bullying facts and statistics article from 2009 stated that it has been estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day because of fear of attack or intimidation by other students. The school system is in desperate need of creating more rules and regulations to protect the students. This essay was designed to show why children start to bully, the ways in which children bully, also about how teachers are just adding to the bullying, and finally who the bullies choose to prey on and why. Bullying can seem to stem from many different things that are not seen by the public eye ("Why Do People Bully?", 2009). The three main reasons why children or even adults result to bullying are because of cultural causes, family issues, and even institutional causes. Cultural causes can show that as a society people are so intuitive to having power over everything and everyone and all they seem to care about is getting what we want. If a student comes from a background that might not necessarily be the best or may not have been receiving attention from their elders, may thrive for the power to cause harm to others so that they can create pain directed from themselves into someone else ("Why Do People Bully?", 2009). Power means a great deal to most people because it makes a person feel like they are on top of the world, which causes them to act completely different. Then there are family issues which seem to be the major cause of someone becoming a bully, because as previously shown,...
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