lying Have you ever seen or experienced bullying and the dramatic effects it has on its victims? Unfortunately nine out of every ten students have experienced bullying in school or online. Many people believe that bullying is a part of growing up and kids do not know any better. Bullies are intentionally causing mental and or physical damage to their victims, which will affect them for the rest of their lives. Bullying has shown that it can cause self inflicted injuries and even suicide in America today, and there should be no doubt that we need to protect our youth today.
We need to enforce a law that will have bullies face harsh legal punishment in order to do that. Bullying in schools is an often occurrence in Hollywood movies depicting high school, but what they do not show are the effects of that bullying. There needs to be a zero tolerance policy on bulling, because it is a major issue which most Americans succumb to. Bullying can affect not only victims life, but it effects the victim’s ability to learn. Whether the bullying is in school or online, it can have a detrimental effect on a student’s ability to learn.
Bulling of both can turn school from a source of knowledge and education to a nightmare that they fear. About 15% of all school absenteeism is directly related to fears of being bullied at school. Students should not be afraid to go to school or to get an education. Students are giving up their right to an education to bullies out of fear and that is a crime alone. Not only does bullying affect the victims attendance, but it affects the victims ability to focus and learn in the classroom.
Instead of focusing on their class the victims worry about what the bully is going to do next, where to go, and how they are going to get through the day. Bullying has proven to be extremely detrimental to the victims health. Whether injuries are caused directly by the bullies or self inflicted by the victims, bullying is still the cause of these injuries. Bullies should not be able to brutalize and batter students like punching bags and be treated like a child. They should be treated like an individual
who knows right and wrong and continues to do wrong by physically assault another student. In most cases of self inflicted injuries are caused by cyber bullying, which is online or over the phone. It is horrible and it takes a lot to make someone feel like their life is not worth living or that bringing a blade to their wrists will relieve the pain they are going through mentally. Cyber bullies attack people psychologically and get very personal with the intent of hurting someone. They hide behind the computer and use it to ruin others lives.
That is worse than physical bullying, because the psychological scars are things that will be with the victims forever. It will affect their self esteem, their value of life, their insecurities, and how they act socially. Bullying does not go away after you leave school, bullying in some cases stays with people for the rest of their lives. The events that the victims went through torments them for the rest of their lives through flash backs, fears created by the bully, and even seeing the bully themselves.
Most victims have nightmares and flashbacks that bring them back to that horrible time of their life and haunt them long after school is over. The last thing I ask is to look at this from a personal perspective. People should think as if it were their child who came home crying, beaten, battered, cut marks on their wrists, depressed, and miserable. If everyone looked at it that way there would not be any doubt that this needs to stop and the world needs to change. As a rebuttal the opposite side might say that bullying is a part of growing up and it teaches us valuable lessons.
Nobody should look at bullying and pass it over as something that is a part of society, because society does not thank or want bullying. Nobody wants their child to be bullied or to learn those lessons. People fear their child suffering and they want to be the ones who teach them valuable lessons. There are no positive effects from bullying because the intent of bullying is to harm someone else either physically or mentally. Another thing people might say is that the bullies are just young and that they make bad decisions. Just because a bully is young does not excuse them from their actions.
It is said that by the age of 8 years old a child clearly understands right and wrong. In almost all cases the bully know what they are doing is wrong but they want to hurt and crush their victims. Simply because there aren’t any severe consequences. Bullying is in no way shape or form acceptable and nothing anyone can say will downplay bullying because it affects everyone. If actions are not taken to enforce harsh legal punishment for bullies you will continue to see a rise of gruesome new stories of suicide, overdose, and school shootings.
Hopefully actions are taken, and if they are bullies will now either feel or suffer the consequences of their actions. After that there will be a clear decline of incidents caused by bullying and less suffering in schools. Students will focus on school and will accomplish more than ever before because of the distractions that are eliminated. There is no positive effect if the world lets bullies continue to run ramped, if they decide to place harsh legal punishment the only way to go is up from here. The war on bullying is and will not be over until school is a safe place for students.