Should There Be Specific Anti Gay Bullying Policies in Schools

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Should There Be Specific Anti-Gay Bully Polices in Schools

First let’s be clear about definitions concerning this essay.

Bully: One who is habitually cruel to smaller or weaker people (The American Heritage Dictionary 2007). An aggressive person who intimidates or mistreats weaker people, (Encarta dictionary, 2012).

Bullying: The process of intimidating or mistreating somebody weaker or in a more vulnerable situation (Encarta dictionary, 2012).

Bullying for this paper: Any act of harassment, intimidation, whether physical, verbal or telecommunicated (cyber/text) that makes a person feel demeaned, belittled, fearful, or endangered. Since doing this research I find that each article defines bullying in a different way. I
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The time has come when the common old time thug making a place for themselves has ended and now the devastating effects of the new bully come to life. New bullies don’t just stop with words and maybe a playground fight, now we have severe physical trauma and even death as a result of the negative responses to this type of treatment. Amazingly enough the amount of physical bullying has increased as with the increase of school bullying:

The common thought has been bullying is a normal reaction to school. Studies show that bullying is the result of underlying issues. Traditional bullying was a common thug trying to make a place for themselves, whereas now it has gone to new heights, it now includes physical trauma and even death. We find that bullying affects the bully as well as the victim. The victims tend to have more problems in school with attendance and achievements within the academic world. This is not just about the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, it involves all students that don’t fit societies idea of normal then the person gets bullied. The amount of attention given to this issue is a direct result of this escalation in events within the school system from grade schools to universities. The most pressing problem with getting the bullying policies changed is the conservative communities that school boards serve and convincing them that these policies need to be
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