Introduction Developing a plan to take schools in the right direction and improve our education system is easier said than done. The initial challenge is recognizing underlying problems keeping students from learning. This challenge, in part, is due to the fact that the issues may change significantly depending on who is labelling them, whether it is educators, parents, lawmakers and students. In this paper the writer will address bullying and how it challenges student, teachers, administrators, parents and the community at Lakewood Elementary School. In 2012 a bully incident ended up taking the life of a fourth grader at Lakewood Elementary.
Bullying is one the most talked about subjects in schools across America today. Anti-bullying campaigns and signs can be seen throughout today’s middle-schools. The month of October has been declared anti-bullying month, as teachers, administrators and school districts nationwide all attempt to determine the causes and best practices for preventing bullying. Unfortunately today’s middle-schooler doesn’t just have to deal with bullying in school, an increasing number of students experiencing bullying via the web which has made it harder than ever to stop the practice. There have been several remedies offered up to prevent bullying but some say that the key to ending bullying is in the hands of students and themselves.
In the bully a realistic fiction novel by Paul Langan, a high school student named Darrell Mercer that had recently moved from Philadelphia to California. In Philadelphia he had a friend named Mark he had fought all of his fights because Darrell was small and skinny kid. Then his mom found a better job in California. After they settled Darrell first day at school was really bad and he meet a bully that made his day really bad that he wish that he can move back. Langan used setting, characters, and plot to develop the theme of this novel.
The movement of New Jersey authority in order to protect students from bullying within the state represents a step forward the children’s civil rights. Bullying is identified not just a harmful action towards students, but also considered as a violation to the rights of the student to be in school. Therefore, New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, the one of the toughest Anti-Bullying law in the nation, was created in order to strengthen and overcome the loopholes in the 2002 Anti-Bullying law (U.S. Department of Education, 2011).
Bullying has been named an “emerging public health issue requiring intervention” (Ansary, Elias, Greene, & Green, 2015, p. 27). As a major problem in schools around the world, the issue of bullying must be addressed in order to keep students physically and emotionally safe. The act of bullying not only affects the well-being of the person being targeted, but it also affects the rest of the school community too. It can be difficult for teachers, principals, and superintendents to make an ethical decision about what to do when bullying occurs because there are misunderstandings about what bullying is, leading to the improper identification of situations.
This article explains what is bullying exactly. Bullying is any form of psychological, verbal, or physical abuse that occurs repeatedly among schoolchildren over a period. Statistically, the dominant type of violence is emotional and occurs mostly in the classroom and courtyard of schools. Bullying is a kind of torture, methodical and systematic, in which the aggressor sums up the victim, often with silence, indifference or complicity of other comrades. The author explains some characteristic and consequences of bullying.
By knowing the cause and effect of bullying, students can identify it and immediately report it. Students are sometimes afraid to report incidents of bullying, because they are afraid of consequences like dislike and increased conflict with the bully. To prevent this fear, students should be encouraged to speak to an adult without any hesitation. By doing so, “The adult can give comfort, support, and advice, even if they can’t solve the problem directly. Encourage the child to report bullying if it happens” (“How to Prevent Bullying”).
In chapter 13 of the Bully Boys FitzGibbon and Tommy went to search for Tommy’s dad. They went to where Tommy’s dad’s militia was supposed to be. Once they got there they didn’t find anyone. After that they went to a field hospital to find Tommy’s dad. They went in the tent and were hit with a foul smell. There were many wounded men. Someone called Tommy. It was his neighbor Mr.Givens. He gave Tommy a letter to give to his wife and showed Tommy his arm that had been cut off. Tommy realized that the men were more wounded that he thought. Tommy did not find his father in the tent so they asked the doctor. The doctor told them to look in the barn. While the were walking Tommy’s dad yelled his name. Tommy found his father.
Bullies are usually stronger and victims are usually perceived as weaker and unable to protect themselves.” (Masterson,1997) Bullying expands in many aspects of everyday life; from schoolchildren and teenagers, to adults , working environments and even spouses and family members. Considering that the first signs of bullying appear among schoolchildren, we should examine it in its infancy, that is, bullying in early years and school life, which in turn becomes with the passage of years violence and in some cases even crime. As far as bullying at school is concerned, “one definition is that a student is being bullied or victimized, when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time , to negative actions on the part of one or more other students.”
Bullying in Schools What seems fun and harmless for some students, is painful and degrading to others. Bullying has been a critical issue around schools, but before it was not as dangerous and know as it is now. These do not means bullying was not happening, it means it was not taken into consideration by parents or teachers. They thought it was just peer pressure or a kids game, and sooner or later the kids would be friends again. At one point, bullies think it’s normal to be mean and abusive to other students.
Bullying is an undesirable, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves actual disparity of power. According to Megan Brooks bullying is a serious public health problems, with significant short-and long-term psychological consequences for the child who is bullied and the child who is the bully. This only tells us that bullying can lead to difficulty that a certain children may experience and will have either short or long term problem. “Bullying has long been tolerated as a rite of passage among children and adolescents, but it has lasting, negative consequences and cannot simply be ignored.” Committee chair Frederick Rivera, MD.
I think that before the story started that the protagonist (Melinda Sordino) was actually bullied. I think that she was bullied for the following reasons she has no friends to hangout with, the names they would call her, and she called the police during a party. . In the following clause I will clarify why I think Melinda was recently bullied.
Bullying is a widespread problem in our schools and communities and has a negative impact on students’ right to learn in a safe and secure environment without fear. It is a process in which one person repeatedly uses his/her superior strength or influence to mistreat, attack or force another person to do something (Van der Werf, 2014). Bullying or peer victimization is now recognized as a complex and pervasive problem (Beran, 2009). It is an ongoing problem that is not restricted by age, race, gender or class. This behavior generally takes one of four forms, physical such as assault, verbal which involves threats or insults, social which entails exclusion or rumor spreading, and cyber which includes aggressive texts or social network posts
Bullying is defined as repeated oppression, physical or psychological of a less powerful individual by a more powerful individual, people or group. It consists of three main types of abuse which are physical, verbal and emotional. Bullying in schools is a common and worldwide spread problem that can have critical and negative implications on the general school climate as well as on the right of students to study in a safe and secure environment without fear. Many people believe that bullying is part of life, happens in all schools and so it’s not an issue to worry about and that it lets individuals know what life is all about as it toughens them but in reality bullying is a detrimental problem that affects most school going children and teenagers physically, emotionally and socially.
The numbers of bullied children are increasing as well as the victims, bullying don’t only affect the victims, but the bully’s and every one surrounding them (DecemberStone, n.d.). Bullying can affect the children personality, cases problems in the society, and it also gives a bad idea for the outsiders about our culture. Anyhow, it got to stop. We have to control bullying, and it have to start with those high school young people, even if its parent, teacher,