Bullying: It Is Right or Wrong

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Teresa Cooley
Professor Shawn Grant
English Composition and Reading 1
16 February 2011

Bullying: it is right or wrong?

What is bullying? Bullying is a cruel way to gain power and strength over others who are weaker to hurt and has a negative effect on the victims. What does bullying mean to me? To me, bullying means a way for someone who is controlling toward others in order for them to be popular and make friends. Some characteristics of bullies are being frustrated, don’t want to follow rules, thinks violence is positive, and boys are physically stronger. Risk factors of bullies are parents, don’t show love to their children, not limiting behavior, not being supervised,
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The warning signs of suicide parents and teachers should watch out for are depression, talking about death, getting involved in dangerous activities, giving away their favorite things, saying goodbye to those they love, saying they can’t handle anything at all, and also commenting that things would get better without them. We are losing many children because bullying is happening at schools, homes, and other public places. Bullying is a form of abuse. It can be stopped and prevented if adults learn to recognize the signs.
More than half of children in America will be victims of bullies while they are in elementary school. Bullying is so serious; it will affect schoolwork of victims and will leave scars for life. Many parents aren’t aware of the signs their children are either bullies or victims.
Cyber bullying is happening very fast on the internet and is one reason why many teens commit suicide. Cyber bullying also happens when texting on phones. It is a way for children to make others feel bad about themselves. The threats of cyber bullying are real and very dangerous. They want to show others they can do things better online. It is important to know why bullies hurt children, so adults can stop and prevent it from happening to others in the future. Parents have to stop cyber bullying by making rules and be sure their children follow them.
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