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Essay about The Growing Problem of Bullying

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A common question asked by people every day is, are parents and schools doing enough to prevent bullying in the United States. So, are they? Many facts and statistics prove that the answer to this question is no. Bullying is an everyday occurrence in society. How could anyone be doing enough if it is still constantly happening? It is nearly impossible to end all bullying because not all situations and people, especially children, are able to be controlled. However, there is much more that can be done about it than there is. It is ubiquitously known throughout America that bullying is a significant problem that continues to get worse every year. Children that have been bullied are often traumatized or “act out” in a variety of ways, the…show more content…
Yet they often do nothing about it except for “talk” to their kids. It has been proven that just talking to children about bullying is not enough and action needs to be taken. Many surveys have been conducted to determine how many students in schools are actually bullied, how often bullying occurs, etc. One analysis specifically compared education support professionals and teachers and discovered that teachers were more likely to witness bullying and also more likely to see bullying as a growing and important problem at their school. (Banks) The problem is that not bullying is an unknown problem, but that there is not enough being done to prevent it. A high percentage of teachers have reported witnessing bullying and have had many students report bullying to them; however, the percentage of teachers that have actually reported this bullying to a higher authority or have taken action in stopping it is much smaller. There are many various types of bullying, so many that it sometimes becomes hard to determine what could be declared as bullying and what would not be declared as bullying. “Bullying can be comprised of direct behaviors of those such as teasing, taunting, threatening, hitting, and stealing that are initiated by one or more students against a victim” (Banks).
Millions of young Americans have been bullied in their life-time,
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