Essay on A Speech on Bullying

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Good Morning/Afternoon fellow class mates, the issue that I have come to share and talk about with you today is Bullying. It is all around us, everyone bullies, no matter what you think or have done, you’ve most likely bullied someone.
There are many issues in the news that involve bullying and bad things that happen, aswell as people being affected from people bullying them.

Bullying is happening everywhere and the chances that you will encounter it are high. Around the world bullying is big particularly within schools and online in cyber space.
With all schools talking about bullying and the media regularly reporting on latest research, it could seem like we're in a bullying epidemic. But, it's not all bad - the incidence of
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• Children who were frequently bullied by their peers were more likely to develop psychotic symptoms in their early adolescence, says more UK research.
• Girls were much more likely than boys to be victims of both cyber and traditional bullying, says a recent Murdoch Children's Research Institute study.
• Young people who bully have a one in four chance of having a criminal record by the age of 30.
• Bullying is the fourth most common reason young people seek help from children's help services

Our culture emphasizes a mentality that encourages dominance and aggression. Extreme bullying, often using sexual slurs such as "gay, fag, slut and whore," is becoming a common experience for students of all ages, and in particular, for children aged 11-13.
Bullying will stop when individuals protect themselves; when schools create a community of respect.
We now have a society that rewards humiliating and demeaning others. Reality television shows have judges who use bullying techniques as they assess the contestants. This kind of entertainment harkens back to ancient times when the public gathered in coliseums to see spectacles, such as gladiators; who killed their foes.
Why do we like to watch others get hurt, either physically or psychologically?
There are many reasons but the simplest explanation is that most people identify with the winner, and they feel better about themselves; as if they had won.

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