Bullying and School Violence Essay

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The article title states exactly what the article talks about, the many different cases of bullying and violence in schools. The title tells you exactly what to expect from the abstract but does not give away any information on what it includes. The author did a good job deciding on the title because although it is simple, it grabs your attention, it certainly did mine. Bullying is a very common happening among young children so the title having the word bully in it, draws your attention. It could have been a little more creative but I do like the title and feel that it is both effective and appropriate. The purpose of the study is evident and can clearly and easily be derived from the title of the article. The author, Dawn …show more content…
The everyday bullying that goes on in schools all over the country. Pennington, with the help of some of her colleagues describes different theories and reasons why violence occurs in schools. Dennis Murphy feels that it is parents’ false sense of security that allows violence to perpetuate. Most parents have the feeling of “not my kids, not at their school”. Jill Riethmayer feels that it is children’s inability to deal with their problems and the lack of friendly adult figures to confide in. Pennington, however, feels that children just need someone to talk to about being bullied and that the bullies are just misunderstood and are probably abused themselves and duplicate what they know. She writes very factually and gets straight to the point of what she is talking about and is rather effective at doing so. Pennington is a savvy researcher. She used some of her own research as well as the research of others who have studied the topic. Her methods are appropriate and they do offer some explanation for the problem. By her using the Columbine incident, she manages to paint a very vivid picture of in-school violence. The author uses other incidents to paint more everyday pictures and does a very good job of doing that as well. She describes herself attending conventions, and other types of sessions as well as speaking with known bullies and victims. She then analyzes all of her material and breaks it down

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