Bullying

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When I was younger the term “Bullying” was just something seen on television or in movies, now it’s a terrifying household word that is used by most children daily. There’s 3 major types of bullying Verbal (excessively tease others, say belittling things and use a great deal of sarcasm with the intent to hurt the other feelings or humiliate victim.) Physical (usually includes kicking, punching and other physically harmful activities.) & Cyber (uses instant messaging, cell phone text messages and online social networks to humiliate and embarrass others). The most common but one that is always overlooked is cyber-bullying. (CyberRC) Bullying is something many people try to ignore because they think it will go away, or “kids will be kids” but in reality it gets worse in a matter of time. Victims can experience depression and anxiety, increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy, health complaints, lower academic scores, aggressive behavior, and lack of communication. Or last but not least take their own life which is known as “bullycide”.(Lett) All the issues mentioned above are also carried by the victim into adulthood, the victim never really recovers. Believe it or not only 57% children report that they’re being bullied because 33% of them think that the school/parents won’t be able to stop it, and the other 24% believe that it’s too serious to not say something wither they get help or not. (CyberRC) Many schools are unaware of 79% of the bullying that happens in their own classrooms.(Gilkerson) Physical bullying hits its peak in middle school but then decreases in high school, but verbal bullying remains constant from elementary through college. Boys tend to engage in physical bullying, girls engage in cyber and verbal bullying. (BullyStats) Bullying is something that happens around the world, but Dan Olweus from the National School Safety Center said that...
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