Bullying Bullying has become a big issue for both parents and children, with more and more children either being a bully themselves or being a victim. It is not just the fact that children are afraid while they are at school, but that the bullying still affects them while they are at home too. With all the different ways to bully someone now a days, no child can really feel safe anymore even in their own homes. Although before we just worried about making sure that the child that was starting the confrontations was punished, we now have to ask ourselves why it is that this child has become a bully in the first place. We don’t just have to keep an eye on the victim, but also the perpetrator. Something needs to be done so that we can find an effective way of dealing with bullies, without making the situation worse. Before we could just send the bully to the principal’s office and give him detention, and believe that they would learn their lesson and quit picking on children younger/weaker than them. Though now we are finding out that this just makes the situation worse for the children being picked on, the bully blames them for them getting in trouble and starts to harass them even more. That’s not all though, before it could have just been that a child was being called names by someone else, but as soon as that child was punished for it they start to up the ante on the bullying to physical violence. We have to start asking ourselves what it is that we can do to put a stop to this. We can’t keep an eye on our children all of the time, we have work and they have school where most of this is happening. Teachers try to keep an eye on every student
but they can’t always manage, if something isn’t done soon no child will want to go to school. The victims won’t want to go for obvious reasons, the children who are not being bullied won’t want to go because their friends aren’t there or they feel like they themselves will become victims now, and the bullies won’t want...
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