Older Age Bullying

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Bullying
What is really going on in schools

Stephanie Neill

We have all been a victim of bullying at some point in our lives. In almost all cases that I have heard of bullying it has been in a school setting. In today's world, bullying is nothing out of the ordinary. Every day we hear about bullying, whether it is in the news, at school, or from our friends. What has developed as a common thing amongst people of all ages has had serious effects and caused tragedy for many people. Students go to school and sometimes don't realize the harm they are causing to other people when they make jokes about others' disabilities, culture, or physical appearances. As technology advances, so do other aspects of life, such as bullying. Now, bullying has spread onto cyberspace and can attack individuals through the internet. Personally, I believe bullying will only continue to expand along with technology and find ways to harm people by any means necessary. Although it is evident bullying could never be fully controlled, it can be moderated and reduced by enforcing strict regulations against it in schools. Bullying should be a crime. It is very cruel and unethical. “Each day an estimated 160,000 students miss school for fear of being bullied and 10 percent of students who drop out do so because of repeated bullying” (Dalton 1). The way it makes children feel isn’t fair. Imagine that happening to yourself. Bullying in schools presents problems to every age group therefore there should be more bullying prevention programs to help get rid of the problem. Younger age Bullying is a topic that needs to be talked about. Younger age is defined from kindergarten to seventh grade. Children bully because they feel they need to overpower people. They also bully because they think they are better than others or some people just have a low self-esteem. When Younger kids bully it is normally name calling, teasing, or making fun of them by the way they look, speak, or even how smart they are! Older age bullying is defined from the grades of eighth to a senior in high school. People in the Older age group bully for mainly the same reasons. When older people normally bully, it is a lot more sever then younger age bullying. “Although most victims of bullying in schools are too meek to take matter into their own hands, a few of them can be pushed to certain critical limits. 60% of identified bullies during their grade 6-9 years eventually got involved in at least one criminal conviction by age 24.” Bullying in Schools (1). Older age bullying normally ends up violent and is a lot more severe then younger age bullying. They get into fights or harassment is filed, these are the main things that happen. People will take all of someones strength and will and harass or fight them just to make them feel better about themselves. This is bad because the children who are being bullied do not deserve what they are getting. Nobody deserves to be harassed and manipulated for no reason or any reason. Most of the time, the people that are being bullied, it isn’t their fault at all. Some people may think of school as a place to learn and focus solely on studies; while this may be true, the relationships students make during their time at school are just as important. Authors Jing Iannotti, Ronald J. Luk, Jeremy W. Jing Wang, Ronald J. Iannoti have expressed how “peer relationships play a vital role in the development of academic adjustment during early

Adolescence” (Peer Victimization and Academic Adjustment among Early Adolescents: Moderation by Gender and Mediation by Perceived Classmate Support). The importance of developing healthy relationships with peers in school is blinded by bullying. The way students interact with one another in the school environment help them develop as human beings and learn how to respect others. Words will never hurt me” used to be just an expression, but now bullying has gotten so bad that words really do...
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