Arnie Rischelle B. Eleazar
Why Do People Bully & How to Stop It
Bullying is a serious and a worldwide problem. Everyday many people experience malicious threats and intimidation. These usually happen at school during middle school and high school; affecting their school performances which result to absenteeism and low grades. Bullying can cause serious psychological and physical harm. They will feel isolated, depressed and anxiety. Kids are bullied because of physical appearance and those who have low self-esteem. However, determining how to handle it will prevent kids from experiencing harm and even trauma.
First of all, kids were bullied through physical aggression because of their physical appearance. For example, according to Jabrielle Nicholson’s experience, “I’m a lighter color than everyone else. Some boys say I don’t belong here because I’m a different color. They call me stupid, tell me to shut up, and cuss at me.” This shows that she was being bullied because her skin complexion was different from the others, probably being jealous of her lighter appearance. This is important to know what the reasons are because this may lead towards her harassment; causing to have low self-esteem and absenteeism and will then result to poor school performance. As a result, just because they are different the majority of the crowd takes advantage of the situation to cause them harm.
Some results from bullying are committing a suicide after being bullied online. For instance, an article about “Younger Children Falling Victim to Online Bullying from L.A. Times by Sandy Banks tells about, “A 12-year-old named Rebecca Ann Sedwick commits a suicide after being bullied online by peers.” This shows that victims are getting younger and bullies are being more brazen online. Most of their parents are clueless about the culture and temptations online. This is important because the government will be facing into bigger issues that criminal charges can’t...
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