13 May 2008
Bullying: Let us stop it before it gets worst.
Bullying is a widely debated topic in today’s society. Bullying has become a very hot and controversial issue. It has been in news, and it has been shown of several talk shows in the past years. This paper outlines what bullying is, different types of bullying, how to stop it, and what you can do if you are in the position of someone bullying you. There are many different kinds of bullying. For example, there is verbal abuse, which someone use words to hurt others feelings, start rumors, destroys someone’s property, and has poor emotional self-control (Garrett 28-29). Bullying is a form of abuse and sometimes violence among children. Bullying is common on school playgrounds, in neighborhoods, and in homes throughout the world (Garrett 7). Have you ever witnessed bullying? Have you ever been bullied yourself? I’m sure you have; if people are left out or been called bad names it is considered bullying. Bullying is not labeled as crime unless a person has been hurt or killed from bullying. Bullying has the same effect as guns do. Bullying is one of the most controversial social topics of our time. We live in a world that people are trying to find ways to put an end to bullying because we now realize most school violence start from bullying victims. Many people do not understand what exactly bullying is. A bully is someone who fights with another person, make fun of a person, or tease him or her cruelly. Everyone likes to make their friends laugh, and often people make jokes about the way others look or behave. I was like that when I was growing up; I felt cool and people thought it was funny, but after realizing I was hurting a lot of people therefore I had to put a stop to my rude behavior. Most bullies like to target children who wear glasses, children that are poor that have mental disabilities, shy, and sanative. Their main goal was to get the weak people who cannot fight back, or stick up for themselves. The older and stronger the bully is, the more dangerous the attack becomes. Bullies might have some serious problem of their own. Bullies often come from homes where physical punishment is used, where the children are taught to strike back physically as a way to make problems (Garret 37). If a bully comes from a home where adults are angry, and hurting others they think that is how people are supposed to act. Some children are bullied for no particular reasons, but normally it is because they are different; perhaps, it is the color of their skin, the way they talk or their names. People bully because they think it will make them “Cool” but in reality you just hurting someone for attention. Is it worth it? Just to get a couple of laughs, making people hate themselves, or make a person hurt themselves. Bullies want people to look up to them and they try to achieve this by acting tough. Bullies might feel upset about something, and they think that hurting people is the their way of taking control. Anybody can become bully even athletes. They use verbal abuse to bully other teammates like, “Can’t you run faster?” “ You are so weak” “ You can’t do anything right”, and “ What a wimp!” Words like that make people who play stop quit and never play another sport again. People may say that “sticks and stones my break my bones, but words will never hurt me”. Was a lie, words do hurt a child that is being verbal abuse. The only time its ok to tease and make jokes about someone is only if you are being friendly, but you cannot take it too far. If a bully really do not like a person, they will spread rumors, talk behind other back, and tell secret about someone that is not true. Even with a weapon, a bully can hurt someone really bad. People want to end buying in schools because school violence mostly starts from people that bully other people.
People should be aware of the symptoms and long effects of bullying. Victims of bullying typically are very unhappy people who...
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