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The Widespread Issue of School Bullying

By Nfrancis2 Sep 16, 2013 1352 Words
Nikia Francis
Professor Odoi
ENC 1101 MW 8 Am
15 April 2013
School Bullies
If you saw bullying in school, what would you do to stop it? Would you stand by and let it happen, or try to stop it? Not many students would think of this. Most students would be afraid, or might just run away and go hide. School bullying is a widespread issue that effects youths seriously in three aspects of their lives: home, school, and friends. Believe it or not bullying is believed to be a normal part of school life; however, when people begin to have this mentality, they forget that bullying is physically and psychologically harmful to both the bully and to the child. Accordingly, bullying need to be eradicated from schools by raising awareness and increasing more supervision of the kids. When students are being bullied in school they go to school knowing that they are going to be hurt and they see no way out. They may not have anybody to turn to. Why? Because people like us stand by and let it happen without contemplating on how much pain this is causing the students. Most bullies will try to attract the attention of others in a negative manner. Students who come from an aggressive or disturbed family back grounding showcase the bullying behavior. Even some bullies will just give off what they been through in life as retaliation. The bully may have been in a worst disturbed family will be submissive and docile. Another reason why a bully might bully another person is because they may be jealous of the way that person may dress, and their family (which is the bully’s family) may not be able to afford those expensive clothes and shoes like: Baby Phat, Dereon Apple Bottoms, Nike, and Jordan. Most families do not even have enough money to cover food, furniture, or day care. Students spend at least 8 hours a day Monday- Friday at school. The teachers and school officers see the student’s faces more than their parents. School Officers have a strong influence over matters that occur at school and they have a responsibility to take care of our children. If a child is being bullied and suffering at school, then the school officer should let the parents know. Most teachers may argue that they are only paid to teach students not to help them get out of a bullying problem. If a student comes up to their teacher and tells them that someone is bullying them the teacher need to let somebody know because if they do not he/she need to be held responsible for the incident. As I began to start my research, I learned that” bullying is comprised of direct behaviors such as teasing, taunting, threatening, hitting, and stealing [from one another]……. While boys typically engage in direct bullying methods, girls who bullies are more opt to utilize these subtle indirect behaviors such as: spreading rumors and enforcing social isolation”.qtd. In Banks. As shown in figure 1 it States that “Bullying is one form of violence that seems to have increased in recent years, although it is not clear if the increase reflects more incidents of bullying at school or perhaps greater awareness of bullying as a problem”. Figure 1

Should school bullies be expelled from school? I think they should be expelled from school because they keep other students from going to school and learning. The real question is, do parents of the bullies think their child should be expelled from school? Most parents think that their child is just normal and should stay in school, while other parents may argue that their child is too scared to go to school. Why? Because your child is harassing, following them where ever they go. One thing that every parent should know is that: when a child keeps getting bullied they tend to take their own life because no one is there to save them. Bullying is a very serious matter and should be dealt with as soon as possible. Even if the child has not faced any real situations it is still important for the child to remove from the class, or taken out of the school. The people who always get bullied are people who just moved in a new neighborhood, and just started a new school. Most bullies might not like one student for whatever reason. It’s very strange that kids judge people before they even can get a chance to know someone. So they tend to do the strange things to other students. Another thing is that some kids may bully other kids because their parents work all the time and does not have time for them so to make the bully they hurt other just to fill in that empty spot that they have in their life. Which is very sad because the bully making somebody else life miserable. School Bullying and Cyber bullying have become “an increasing Problem in school”. Bullying is a form of intimidation. (Baldry, 2010, Farrington, 2010): A bully may use force or coercion to gain what they want from a weaker person. Cyber Bullying can involve in various or forms of the technology: Phone calls, text messages, internet, and variety of websites. (24) Researchers suggested that “Cyber Bullying has distinct gender and age differences, according to the Literature, girls are more likely to be online and being cyber bullies”. (402) Cyber Bullying increases in Elementary, Middle, and declines in High school. When parents see their kids on the internet they should monitor them more often especially their young girls. If you was to ever see bullying and would like to help without that person saying there are several steps you need to know. 1) Never start a physical fight with the bully because you will get hurt as well. 2) make sure you report it to a teacher, counselor, and a school officer. 3) You could set up posters around the school to inform others. According to, “NAAS statistics shows that 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online, and some said that it has happened more than once”. Is it a racial issue, no will ever know. More than half dozen of the kids killed themselves because of being bullied which is not good. Can you imagine your child killing themselves? In figure 2 it shows that Student bullying is “one of the most frequently reported discipline problems at school: 26% of elementary schools, 43% of middle schools, and 25% of high schools reported problems with bullying in 1999-2000”.

My opinion about School Bullying and Cyber Bullying is that you should treat others the way you would like to be treated. If you was in that student position of being bullied and hurt you would want people to stop what they and help you. If I was to see somebody being bullied I would find something on the ground like a glass bottle and hit them upside the head. I am the type of I hate seeing people being hurt.

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Works Cited
Bank, Ron. "Bullying in Schools". Ron Banks, 2012. Web. 10 April 2013. http://ecap.crc.illinois.edu/pubs/ivpaguide/appendix/banks-bullying.pdf Bacchini, D, Esposito, G& Affuso, H. (2009), Social Experience and Bullying. Journal of Community& Applied. Social Psychology, 19 (1), 17-32. Doi:10.1002/casp.975. 2013 print. Dane, Andrew. "Bullying at School & Online". Education. Norton, N.d. Web.15 April 2013. http://www.woodbridge.k12.nj.us/SchoolsMS/Fords-MS/education_com_bullying_ebook.pdf "Cyber- Bullying can involve varying forms of technology: phone calls, text messages, internet, and variety of websites". Sue, Pearson. "Bullying in Secondary School, What it Looks Like and How to Manage it". Child and Adolescent Mental Health 10.2 (2005): 105-106. Eboscohost. Web. 15 April 2013 Vivian, Wright, H. "Cyber Bullying using virtual scenarios to Educate and Raise Awareness". Journal of Computing in Teacher Education 26.1 (2009); 35-42. 10 April 2013 “Bullying is a form of intimidation". (Baldry, 2010, Farrington, 2010)

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