Anti-Bullying - 1 Essay

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19 November 2012

Bullying is defined by Merriam Webster’s online dictionary as: “the use of superior strength or influence to intimidate someone, typically to force him or her to do what the aggressor wants.” Clearly such behavior can be crippling to the self-efficacy of a victim. Bullying is an issue that affects many school-aged children across the US. Most students have been victims of bullying or at least know someone that has. It has been proven bullying often leads to other destructive behaviors such as eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, cutting, and in extreme cases, suicide. Since children spend most of the day at school, schools hold responsibility on their student’s conduct. Should schools create and enforce
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From personal experience, two of my classmates have committed suicide due to the harmful effects of bullying. In one of these cases, the bullying accompanied by family struggles was too much for them to handle. Her death not only affected the community, but students individually. The effects of a suicidal death can lead to even more damaging behaviors, especially for family members. Family members having to deal with such a horrific loss grieve in their own way. Sometimes the ways families grieve actually make it harder on themselves by shutting themselves out. Depression is common after a loss of a family member. The family had to relearn their lifestyle by not factoring in the death of the family. In the meantime, schools need learn how to respond to these situations. Expectations of schools will be raised by the community, pressuring them to make a difference in the way they maintain peace among students. Rules and guidelines to monitor kids during the school day would make a huge difference in the improvement of society, especially within the school systems.
Additional rules and guidelines would provide educators and faculty more opportunity to teach better discipline and improved behavior. Normally, the responsibility of teaching kids discipline and appropriate behavior lies in the hands of their families. Unfortunately, in today’s society many children come from broken
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