Bullying

Topics: Bullying, Abuse / Pages: 2 (721 words) / Published: Apr 23rd, 2014
Taylor Wolf
English 98
Bryan Henery
10 October 2011
Bullying in Schools Innocent adolescents are losing their lives, friends, and family because they don’t seem to “fit in”. Since when has it been so wrong to be different or stand out? Nowadays bullies make it seem like it’s a crime to be an outcast. Bullying starts by a group of kids who decide to pick on who they believe is an outsider. Many schools don’t see that bullying is a big issue and should be stopped immediately. Instead, it takes something drastic to happen to see that there is a problem. Unfortunately in these cases its someone’s life. Shouldn’t a school be a safe place where students come to get away from trouble? School is supposed to be a safe place for students to get the proper education they need. They shouldn’t be afraid of coming to school because they’re going to be bullied. Bullying doesn’t only happen in schools, but it also happens in the homes of most adolescents. Bullying is a serious issue and needs to be controlled. School should develop a school code of conduct for bullying that should be strictly enforced. Bullying is an overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people. Bullies come in all shapes, sizes, races, and ages. Students who engage in bullying behaviors seem to have a need to feel powerful and in control. They appear to derive satisfaction from inflicting injury and suffering on others, seem to have little empathy for their victims, and often defend their actions by saying that their victims provoked them in some way. A bully is a person who deliberately causes harm and or uneasiness on someone else for their own satisfaction. There are two types of victims, there is the passive/submissive victim or the aggressive victim. The most common victim would be the passive/ submissive. Passive victims are usually easy going and don’t put up a fight or don’t react. A passive victim is usually the one to be involved in a fatal incident such as

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