Bullying in Schools: Can It Be Stopped?

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Bullying in Schools: Can It Be Stopped? Even though schools face cost issues in education of staff and anti-bullying enforcement, bullying is a serious problem that is not being properly addressed. With the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, where on April 20, 1999 two students started a massacre where 12 students and one teacher were killed, and suicides in multiple places, it’s clear that bullying causes tragedies. All of the events, in some way, are related to bullying. In recent years, there has been more media coverage of incidences of bullying and its repercussions. There was a girl in Massachusetts named Phoebe Prince that after being bullied for months went home after school on January 14, 2010 and committed…show more content…
However, neither document provides much information on the disciplinary process. It should be more specific about the steps and levels of diciplinary actions.This is not acceptable to me as a parent. For my childs safety at school, I want to know what the school is doing to prevent bullying. My twelve year old son attends Ashland Middle School and has been a victim of bullying. He has been dragged across the floor to the point of bleeding from rug burns, had his fingers slammed in a locker,been slapped in the face, and been verbally bullied. When I approached the staff at the school, little was done to the bullies in question. One was told to apologize and the two others served after school or lunch detention. If I, as an adult caused physical injury to another person, I would go to jail for assualt. The punishment doesn’t seem to fit the crime in our schools. The schools aren’t the only ones responsible for the safety and education about bullying to our children. Parents need to make sure that their children understand that this type of behavior is unacceptable at school and at home. Unfortunately there are parents who don’t exactly know what constitutes bullying. There was an interview done by CBS Sunday Morning where the reporter Tracy Smith talks to students, parents and staff at Irving Middle School in Lincoln, Nebraska. The reporter talks to the
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