26 February 2013
Bullying: Pushed Past Our Breaking Point
“We feel all alone, small & weak
Scared to go out even to speak
The things they say, the things they do
Would you like it, if it were you?
These are fools we don’t understand
So let’s get together & fight our stand
Unite today & show we’re strong
For we’re the innocent, we’ve done no wrong”
Bullying is emerging in schools and destroying the lives of innocent young people. This poem explains a lot about a child or children being bullied. The victims of bullying feel unsafe around others and feel like they can’t speak to whom they want to because the bullying might become even more dramatic. These children are scarred because of some rude person trying to make themselves feel more happier about themselves. But the poem is also saying that even though being bullied does affect us and others we all need to stand up and fight back. Fighting back is all that they got left; they are strong no matter what happens. They are the victims and they have done nothing wrong to deserve this type of torment. Everyday in the U.S children are being bullied. 1 in 7 Students in Grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying. 56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.15% of all school absenteeism is directly related to fears of being bullied at school. 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.1 out of 20 students has seen a student with a gun at school.282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month (MakeBeatsNotBeatdowns). Is that an eye opener? It can be about what we’re wearing, look like, size or religion or we could be attacked for no specific reason. Bullying is starting to become a growing issue all over the world. It is peaked at its worst in schools. Schools should start to create rules and regulations to prevent the situation from escalating any further. Here at Chowchilla Union High School bullying is not as severe as at other schools, but we should still have a strict policy in place so that it remains contained. “I don’t think bullying is an issue here at school,but then again I am always in my class, but outside i’m sure there is something going on”-Mrs.Amaro (Amaro,Amanda History Teacher). Bullying is the act of teasing, physical abuse, taunting, etc. It is also the aggressive behavior that tends to be repeated when a state of power is exposed. This usually happens when a person has more information on a person than they should. Such as their past life, home life, popularity, strange behaviors, mental disorders etc. According to Article 2 “Understanding Bullying” by Tara L. Kuther “Each day hundreds of thousands of children dread going to school and facing the taunts, jeers, and humiliation wrought by bullies. When we think of bullying, the easily identifiable physical and verbal harassment comes to mind, including teasing, taunting, threatening, and hitting. Children also bully socially by isolating their victims and intentionally excluding them or spreading rumors about them. Bullying, then, refers to physical or psychological intimidation that occurs repeatedly, is intended to inflict injury or discomfort on the victim, and creates an ongoing pattern of harassment and abuse.”(Tara L. Kuther). Bullying does hurt, some kids simply are too emotional and sensitive that they cannot take the insults.
Bullying offends people and hurts them emotionally and mentally as well. The articles number 2 “Understanding Bullying” by Tara L. Kuther and article 9 “A Profile of Bullying at School” by Dan Olweus explain how bullying can hurt and really take a toll on someone’s life. Bullies don’t understand how others feel and what goes on through their minds and how what they do really affects them. Mark Brian says, “kids go home and crying to their parents every day and parents don’t know what to do...