Making Schools Safer From Bullying

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Marcus Jones Professor Karis King English 11 11 July 2016 Making Schools Safer from Bullying Have you ever been bullied or witnessed anyone suffering from any form of bullying? If the answer is yes, then you should know the negative feeling that is created from it. The Youth Internet Safety Survey, conducted by the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, found that eight percent of the youth surveyed had experienced and reported some form of harassment.” An old familiar saying is that “Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”, which is a lie! Simple bullying is defined as repeated verbal, physical, and social behaviors that are hurtful to any individual or group of persons. It can include humiliation, domination, intimidation and all forms of harassment not limited to: race, gender, disability, or sexual orientation (“”). All forms of bullying have been proven to leave long-term effects on the victims. Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University (“Bullying Statistics”). It is not just students that encourage the bully who victimized, but the students who watch in silence hurt the victim as well. Bullying leads back to the beginning of time, but in more recent years, it has become more publicly talked about. Although, the government began to nationally address bullying and advanced training is being provided to educators
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