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Why Should we stop bullying?

May 10, 2012
By DecemberStone BRONZE, Beebe, Arkansas
DecemberStone BRONZE, Beebe, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"When Life kicks you in the face KICK BACK HARDER!!!"

Why should we end bullying?

Bulling has been an exceeding issue over the years… it is about time to make it stop! Bulling affects everyone not just the victims of bulling but, the bully’s and everyone surrounding them. The numbers of kids that are starting to become victims as well as bullies are increasing. Nobody like’s a bully and being one just makes matters worse. Bullying is a major problem that we haven’t been able to stop, every year more and more people become bullied at school and online, if we take a stand against bullying and not encouragedit I believe that we can put an end to it!

Bullying has gone viral. People have been bullying over the internet on social media sites such as Facebook and even twitter. As well as social networking sites people have also used our new technology of texting to harass people. Cyber bullying is what its called when you bully someone over the internet. “Dharun Ravi was accused of having so viciously tormented his Rutgers University roommate named Tyler Clementi, that in September 2010 he committed suicide.” (Cloud 2) Clementi jumped to his death off the George Washington Bridge. (Cloud 2) “partly because of the bridges proximity to the nations media capitol and partly because of his gut ranching Facebook sign off.” (Cloud 2) “Jumping off the GW bridge sorry” Tyler Clementi posted just mere hours of his suicide.
The matter was he used his Facebook, which was the same thing his roommate Dharun used to bully him in which to state his suicide. Bullicide is the act of killing oneself because of being bullied and that is exactly what he did. People should not bully over the internet or at all for that matter. Yet at least at school not everyone can see it. On the internet the victim and the bully has the whole world watching as their audience. Not everyone forgets….
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Bulling in school is still in play as well. It may be the “old fashioned”..it is still just as effective! Bulling should not be happening in school teachers should be making it stop and start being aware that it IS HAPPENING!!! Parent’s think that bullying in schools is just “a part of school” which is complete utter nonsense! “Not that long ago, it was dismissed as an unfortunate rite of childhood,” wrote Cloud. When someone gets bullied they feel unsafe, scared and sad. Statistics show that on a daily average 160,000 children miss school because they fear they will be bullied again (Hall and Jones 3)

Bystanders could really help stop bullying if they stood up right when it is happening! Stop bullying on the spot therefore it can’t go anywhere or develop anymore. If a teacher see’s the bullying or anyone really should stoop it to don’t be afraid! “When adults respond quickly and consistently they sent the message that it is not acceptable.” (Prevent Bullying) When stopping bullying on spot you should intervene immediately, separate the kids involved and make sure everyone is safe. (Prevent Bullying) Another reason bystanders are afraid of standing up for the victims is because of their fear of being the next victim of the bully. That is scary and understandable. Yet it doesn’t matter if a bully is stopped then he cannot bully anyone anymore!
Now I feel it is our job to make bullying stop! The question is not why should we stop bullying? It’s why haven’t it already been stopped? Or what can we do to stop it? Kids feel unsafe in school and that’s not healthy. Say you’re 15 right now when you have children do you want them to feel unsafe in school?? I don’t think so!!!! The .U.S. Department of Justice reported that 37% of student’s do not feel safe at school because of bullying!”

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(Cloud3) Are we going to have to wait until that 37 is a 50% to realize that THIS IS A PROBLEM?
We need to support being different and teach others to understand that bullying is wrong! That just saying something mean can develop into so much more. Everyone needs to encourage kids to do what they love. We as adults need to model how to treat others with kindness! We are the mold for every younger person to learn and grow upon! “Kids learn from adults” (Prevent Bullying) Anti bullying programs are another great way to stop bullying though most don’t come for free. Cloud wrote, “The largest anti-bullying company, the Olewus Bullying Protection Program, charges thousands of dollars to large school districts that need to train educators to recognize and report warning signs of bullying, like repeated introverted behavior among the possible victims. (Cloud 3) If we had more free anti bullying prgrams and compain’s we would get more restsult’s and that’s exactly what we need!

Bullying has always been wrong. Some people support it which makes them wrong. Yet people let peole get away with bullying everyday. Bystandards you need to stand up because if you don’t it could lead to another byllycide. Or mabye not but we will never know! Yet are we going to wait to see the day it happens again? Are we going to let the suicide rates go up because of this!?!? Is bullying going to be another statistic in this world? I hope not so far hope has not helped the victims but one day it will.

“Prevent Bullying” 3-30-12 Stopbullying.gov/prevention/index/.html

Cloud,John “The Myths of bullying” Time 3-12-2012 1-7

Megan, Kelly and Jones, Carrie Dear Bully. New York: HarperCollins, 2011

The author's comments:
I had to do this for English paper but I'm so passionate about stopping bullying i had lots of fun with it, The statistics are scary and i wanted people to realize what they are doing!!! No one cared but one day they will... I was bullied and so many others were to i was just trying to make light of the bad situation that we are constantly in but no one seems to care.... I AM NOT ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE IT NEEDS TO STOP NOW!!! Are you with me?

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This article has 59 comments.

on Nov. 10 2021 at 4:39 am
Max111220007_, Tirana, Other
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while bullying is horrific in general it truly helps anyone build character and deal with the oppression and injustice that is in the world everyday and take it on with tenacity and perserverance. That is why I am still grateful I was bullied in elementary school and how it has affected my character and mindset towards reality.

COOL_Kyler said...
on Mar. 22 2021 at 11:28 am
COOL_Kyler, Pekin, Illinois
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Thx this help me and i and i think this can help some of my friends to i enjoyed it :)

FoxPotato said...
on May. 28 2019 at 11:27 am
FoxPotato, Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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What does bullicied mean? xD

FoxPotato said...
on May. 20 2019 at 10:54 am
FoxPotato, Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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This was helpful! I'm writing a 5 paragraph essay on bullying and This article really helps! Im being bullied currently and this makes me feel like someone finally cares! (Dont worry Im citing that the things I use is yours!)

Sam_Yeargan said...
on Mar. 26 2019 at 3:05 pm
Sam_Yeargan, Charlottesville, Virginia
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This articles is horrible. The spelling and grammar is awful and the message is as basic as they come. I hate this article so much as to make this comment. I was bullied and am bullied currently and hated every word while reading. You can say anything it doesn't mean you'll do it.

on Apr. 19 2018 at 2:22 am
TotalBossDude223, Ballarat, Alabama
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it w2as cool

on Mar. 24 2018 at 8:53 pm
CatNovelist GOLD, Berkeley, California
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Favorite Quote:
"If you can quit writing, then quit. If you can't quit, you're a writer."

I really enjoyed this. :)

Isabella said...
on Feb. 10 2018 at 5:31 pm
Same for my firs period class we have to wright a whole paragraph.

Isabella said...
on Feb. 10 2018 at 5:31 pm
Same for my firs period class we have to wright a whole paragraph.

Jamieey said...
on Oct. 13 2017 at 9:08 am
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Same here i am doing research about bullying for my English paper

piggiepiggie said...
on Mar. 7 2017 at 3:58 pm
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This is my essay topic

DuckLover GOLD said...
on Feb. 14 2017 at 1:42 pm
DuckLover GOLD, Winchester, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
Be happy, not because everything you see is good, but because you can see the good in everything.

I liked the piece, but you may need a refresher in where to put apostrophes...

Mimim said...
on Feb. 1 2017 at 11:15 am
Mimim, Ontiro , Ontario
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I have been bullyed minny times and it was wrong

Wolfg said...
on Nov. 9 2016 at 2:14 pm
Wolfg, Clayton,raliegh, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"never let people show off there strength unless they are intimidating you then you can show off your own strength"

Bulllying is wrong and people dont think it makes the people there hurting makes them do things they regret

Wolfg said...
on Nov. 9 2016 at 2:12 pm
Wolfg, Clayton,raliegh, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"never let people show off there strength unless they are intimidating you then you can show off your own strength"

Bullying is wrong me personally have been bullied for 2 years in school now and is still going on. at least i have friends who support me and keep me on the right track. :)

Joespits said...
on Nov. 2 2016 at 7:07 pm
This is a great post. You can check this persuasive essay on bullying. It will give you jump start ideas to write your class essay. essaycrackers.com/blog/persuasive-essay-bullying-schools-stop-bullying-hurts/

mplo said...
on Jul. 17 2016 at 9:18 am
That's a good point that's well taken, Joshua. I've already said this in another post, but it bears repeating: Bullying creates additional victimizers and victims alike, because people who've been bullied in some way, be it physically or psychologically, or on the internet, often come up to bully others in a similar fashion. Victimizing another person is a victim's way of attempting to shake their feelings of inferiority that have come about as a result of being bullied, and attacking another person (though inexcusable), is often a victim's way of standing his or her ground and taking charge, if one gets the drift. Constantly being the victim of bullying also puts the victim(s) on the defensive, and victimizing another person in a similar manner is a way that the victim turned victimizer attempts to get off the defensive.

sara said...
on Jun. 28 2016 at 12:21 pm
bullying is wrong

Gabby said...
on Jun. 2 2016 at 7:04 pm
BULLYING NEEDS TO STOP!! Ok my best friend committed suicide cause she gout bullied people were so mean to her they would say oh she should just kill herself all she is is an emo fag and every time I would stand up for her people would be mean to me and then oneday my best friend her name is Hope and she committed suicide May 28,2016 so if people really cared they would stop bullying!!! R.I.P. Hope

on May. 4 2016 at 5:29 pm
ChristianCapers PLATINUM, Dublin, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
I don't get embarrassed, I embarrass.

Great article! So proud of you taking a stand against bullying. You had quite a few grammatical mistakes though--might I recommend Grammarly?