Persuasive Essay On Bullying In Schools

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Bullying

Bullying happens everywhere not just at school but work and home, but bullying affects everyone. TV, magazines and society show many misleading advertisements that show kids how they should act, dress, and feel at times. If the parents and teachers would educate the young youth today, kids would not try to act differently or act the way their friends act. Instead they would make better decisions. We should have an after school activity to stop peer bullying in schools. Students should speak out and not be a bystander students should speak out and stop the bullying around schools. Having after school programs could help students learn to not be a bystander, it could educate a student to avoid being bullied. We should all speak out and stop the peer pressure and bullying around all schools. “As more schools and communities accept anti-bullying policies, bullying becomes a problem where law enforcement will increasingly be called upon to intervene,” adds Jodee Blanco, bullying survivor turned activist who speaks in schools nationwide through her day-long program "It's NOT Just Joking Around!" "If it's a zero-tolerance school, principals will call law enforcement, who may be very ill-equipped to deal with it," she says, noting these cases must be investigated and handled differently. Children face all kinds of peer pressure today such as drinking, smoking, staying out past curfew, having sex when you are not ready- whatever it may be. Other times kids get pressured into doing things they might not be comfortable doing. Peer pressure can be the cause of bullying in schools. First, it's important to understand what is bullying? According to StopBuilying.gov “Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.”(2) Citizens might think that a bully is someone who pushes you around or takes your money. Bullies are people who pass notes, joke around, make rude comments about your clothing, play means jokes on young kids who are too scared or too shy to tell a teacher. It can include actions such as making “threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.”(2) Bullying is a

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