Why Have To Stop It
For children and teenagers school is difficult, not just because of having to study and to try to receive good grades, also because there exists an order of ranking which they have to fit in. Those who cannot often become victims of bullying and being harassed by their more “successful” peers. Bullying has always been a serious problem for schools in the U.S., as well as in the rest of the world.
Although some people tend to see bullying as any conflict or act of violence occurring between students, it is not. “For example, if two students involved in conflict are of approximately the same physical or psychological strength, the dispute between them is not considered bullying. Bullying has two main components: repeated physical, verbal, or psychological harmful acts, and an imbalance of power. Bullying includes assault, intimidation, spreading rumors, demands for money, destruction or theft of property, namecalling, and so on. In the United States, bullying can also include sexual harassment and rejection based on sexual orientation” (
). According to the statistics, up to 28% of students in the U.S. 612 grades have experienced bullying, or are feeling bullied, which makes it obvious that bullying occurs most often in middle school. Surveys show that name calling as the most common type of bullying. Next goes teasing, rumorspreading, physical incidents, purposeful isolation, threats, belongings being stolen, and sexual harassment. Researchers are considering the scale of the problem, it is not enough to just promote a message like “
Bullying is not tolerated” instead, there
should be effective antibullying programs implemented. These problems should focus on bystanders in particular, because rather often they do not do anything to prevent or stop bullying when they witness it (NoBullying.com). ...
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