Persuasive Essay On Bullying

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Children and teens from ages 10 to 14 are killing themselves at an alarming rate for youths states WBTV news. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents between the ages of 15-19, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Two mothers April Quick and Debbie Smith, both lost children to suicide due to bullying in 2015. The two girls, Debbie and Emily were both suffering from bullying and nobody would lend a hand to help. April’s daughter, Ashley was turned down from a six month program because of the severity of her cutting, Ashley would cut to escape and relief all her pain. Although the government made no federal laws about bullying, it is possible for the U.S department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and Justice’s Civil Rights to help solve the problem of not only bullying, but harassment when it’s based on race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, or national origin. People tend to bully others due to insecurities, one may feel better seeing someone else down. It may also rely on family issues, or jealousy. Bullies should be legally responsible for what they do because it causes depression, disorders, and suicide.

Point A: Bullying is not only physical, but it can also disrupt a person’s emotions that can lead to depression.
Depression is a sad feeling where you lose all hope and courage for yourself. Depression can be caused by bullying, in fact bullies as well as the victims are more likely to be depressed. Depression can lead to low-self of esteem, high rate of being absent from school, anxiety, and even physical illness. Experts found that “among students who said they were frequently bullied in school nearly 30% reported depression then leads to suicide.”

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year. Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims according to Yale University. Showing signs of depression, like ongoing sadness, withdrawal from others, losing interest in favorite activities, or trouble sleeping or eating can be signs of suicide. In some cases, it may not be obvious that a teen is thinking about suicide, such as when the suicide seems to

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