Bullying And Its Effects On Society

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Bullying, a social issue that has been most associated with adolescent aggressive behavior from one to another, has expanded from the realms of the school halls to the Internet. But as laws have been passed and legislation enacted, are these adolescent populations still vulnerable? This paper describes the definition of bullying, power imbalance or struggle, public reaction, policies, public laws or administration rules, implementation of social welfare programs, actual impact, legislative intended impact, public expectations and affected populations.

We’ve seen it on television, an adolescent student being bullied past their limits. As they finally stand up against the bully, a gun is introduced and now lives are at stake. As Hollywood can dramatize anything, these situations are not all fictional. Their has been real life scenarios that outcome of bullying has resulted in death. Though not true in all cases, their are a variety of outcomes from bullying.
While bullying has been happening for a long time, Dr. Dewey Cornell and Dr. Susan Limber (2016) argue that the turning points on awareness of the effects of bullying came about from two events. Both in 1999, the horrific school shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado and the U.S. Supreme Court case of Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education are both events that brought awareness to the social problem of bullying. During the media fest after the Columbine High School shooting, the media

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