Bullying in Schools Today

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When people think of bullying they think of the big guy picking on the little guy, but in most cases the victim is a bully themselves. Bullying will not go away all together, but determining if the situation is actually bullying or not, and standing up to the bully is a great start to decrease bullying in schools today. Drama sometimes is difficult to differ from bullying, and it is important to understand the difference. (1b: SV, and SV.) Bystanders need to become involved to start the end of bullying. Also, respect is needed to start to lessen bullying in schools today. Students have difficulties telling the difference between bullying and drama; there is a very fine line between the two. (1: SV; SV.) Bullying is continuously putting someone down for no reason (Walker 8). This happens quite often in schools today; many students act disrespectful which causes the illusion that their behavior is okay. Bullying is intending to harass someone and hurt their feelings; however, the majority of the time the situations fall under the drama category. (1a: SV; however, SV.) Drama is a conflict that will blow over and does not reoccur (Walker 8,10). When the harassment doesn’t repeat it is considered drama because there isn’t intention of bothering that individual again. The majority of the time high school and middle school students get caught up in drama, which eventually will blow over; whereas when a student gets bullied, the harsh treatment and the hurt feelings do not blow

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