The Negative Influence Of Bullying In Schools

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Nearly over 3.2 million students are victims of being bullied each year. Bullying is an aggressive act towards another person to hurt them physically, emotionally, or mentally. They choose someone as their target, they go for someone more vulnerable weaker than them someone they know will not defend themselves. If schools make stricter policies for bullying in their school it could increase school performance, reduce bullying, and self- harm. As a matter of fact, if schools were to make their policies more effective it could increase school performance. Children who are being bullied would have better academic achievement and a better experience throughout their school years. In the text it states, “However, 24% of students in the study…show more content…
In the text it states, “Every day, more than 280,000 students are physically attacked in schools and one out of ten students who drops out of school mentions repeated bullying as a factor. Bullying can have a serious impact on a child’s educational experience, and not just by causing him or her to miss school. There is a great deal of evidence to suggest that bullying has a negative impact on a child’s academic performance” (barrington). This represents the statistics on how many students are being hurt. It impacts their school performance in many ways. Many students get bullied everyday they do not inform an adult in the building about what is going on. In the text it states, “According to StopBullying.gov, a website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, nearly 50% of students in grades 4 through 12 experienced bullying within a given month and more than 70% of students admit to having seen bullying occur in their school” (Barrington). This means that about half of the students from elementary to end of high school go through bullying every month. Seventy percent are bystanders and do not do anything about it they see and do not report it to a…show more content…
In the text it states, “standing up to bullies and classroom enemies can help children develop, psychologists claim” (Derbyshire). This is saying how if standing up for yourself helps to better healthy social and emotional skills. In fact, being bullied is not a way to make a person develop. Standing up to a bully does not always work it can make the situation worse or the bullying can be happening online with no way to stand up for yourself. In the text it states, “The truth is that there are many bullying situations in which the victim cannot simply beat up the bully and end the problem. The very nature of bullying renders victims fearful, frozen and incapable of defending themselves” (Goldman). This is saying that by just fighting back, it will not stop, standing up can backfire to the person. Usually the victims are afraid of their bully so they it happen scared to let anyone know if they are threatened by the

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