Prevention And Prevention Of Bullying

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Bullying is one of the most talked about epidemics in around the world today. The current public perception concerning bullying is very divisive. The general consensus the majority of people have is that bullies torment others in order to mask their own fears. It seems as if we should feel remorse for bullies who are just suffering from their own insecurities. By tormenting others, bullies gain a sense of self-importance (Lehman, n.d.). However, bullying is by no means an adequate justification for dealing with their fears and insecurities. We are missing the point if we keep dealing with bullying this way. When it comes down to it, power over others is the key factor that drives bullies. In the following sections I will explain the origins of bullying, and explore studies done concerning it. Additionally, I will detail prevention policies currently in place. In conclusion, I will lay the groundwork for a policy of my design for the intervention and prevention of bullying in middle schools. The leading cause of death among children under fourteen is suicide. People need to realize is that the reason behind many of these suicides is bullying. To the public this is known as bullycide (Marr & Field, 2001). Today lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students carry the highest risk of being bullied. According to a 2007 study conducted by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN), about 86% of openly LGBT students had experienced harassment in some form (About
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