The Role Of Bullying In The United States Department Of Education

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The Department of Education exists to create equal opportunities for all its students. However, with the increase in bullying rates, the U.S education system fails to make it clear that bullying is intolerable. Bullying’s harmful impact on students’ well being has been studied and continues to be researched. The U.S Department of Health & Human Services defines bullying as the “unwanted aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance” (2014). Bullies can be identified as people who use their power to manipulate or inflict unnecessary pain on others. In the U.S, bullying rates in secondary school are still on the rise. According to the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of
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