Violence and bullying prevention programs have helped students, teachers and parents understand the harmful effects of bullying,”(Criminal justice degree guide; 9 ways par 7). There is now a new security program in schools called Bond. “Bond is now a security specialist at the National Association of Secondary School Principals”( NWPR.org par 5). This security measure that helps students feel safe and protected in school so kids don't have to go to school in fear
Bullying, harassment, and racism is a very common scenario among our new generation, that happens far too much. In fact over eighty percent of people have experienced some type of bullying whether it was physical, verbal, or even cyber bullying. Chris Crutcher saw the realism of our society and the outlook on bullying and wrote the book Whale Talk to emphasize the impact of bullying, racism and violence, and how serious the matter can be. Furthermore how it can affect a person and their everyday lives.
Lee Hirsch wanted to show everyone what bullies are doing to Alex. Lee thinks that “It’s just Kids being Kids” should not be a response anymore for physical and emotional abuse from other kids. Lee thought if he makes the documentary it could possibly show kids what is going on. When Lee was bullied, he could go home and it would stop. Now, you can go home and get a text, or you can put up a YouTube video and 200 people say horrible stuff on it, or someone has launched a website about you and stuff like that is really terrifying for some people. Alex Libby was tired of people being mean to others and to him. So Alex decided to take part in Bully so that people would stop tormenting him. Being on Bully help Alex a lot. While he was on the show, he was in a 2-year depression from all of the bullying. After the show was over he wasn’t being bullied anymore. Alex was on Bully not only because he wanted to stop getting bullied, but also because it focuses on families coping with the abuse of their children that they are facing from bullying. It also focuses on trying to show what kids are facing when they are getting bullied, and what it looks like. After being on the show, Alex was working very hard in class, bringing all of his grades up, all because he was on Bully. Another thing that Alex Libby got out of for
Whale talk, a book about a teen named tj, who struggled with family values and friends. With a little courage, and an oddball group of kids on a swim team, they learn that if you keep on going, you can and will succeed. Chris crutcher, the author of this book, is a special writer. The reason i say that is due to the fact that, he writes his books using examples of modern day themes and situations. Crutcher wrote whale talk around a few themes/messages that he wanted to pursue, and one of the messages was that if you have perseverance, you will keep on going no matter what situation you are in, and that is exactly what crutcher showed in his book, whale talk.
Emily Rigal is a 19 year old student at Columbia University. As a kid Emily was bullied at school. It was so bad that she had to switch schools. “It was damaging my self worth,”. She made friends at her new school “And it boasted her self-esteem” She said. Being bullied as a kid Helped her to create WeStopHate. We Stop Hate is a website that works to stop bullying But it also helps teens to not hate themselves. Emily’s latest idea is the bully button. According to KidFocused.com, Users press the button to report things like harassing comments and bullying behavior. The Administrators will then discipline them in a quick way. “It’ll make teens more conscious about what they write,” says Emily. She wants to build the self esteem of teens and to stop bullying once and for all. Emily Rigal moves me because instead of just being sad about her past of bullying she decided to do something about it for future generations. That is why Emily Rigal inspires people to do good
Harvey Fierstein once said, “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.” In the book, Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher, a boy named Rich Marshall could be considered a villain because of the actions and language that he uses. Chris Coughlin’s half-brother, Brian lost his life after a rock-climbing accident that went wrong in the spring of his senior year. The main focus throughout the duration of the book is bullying; tone, symbolization, and modern connections help provide the understanding that bullying is a never- ending issue. The villains and the hero of the world both have the right to exist, they both have a purpose and what we learn from them helps everyone
In “How to Handle a Bully,” by Kathiann Kowalski, an experienced journalist, Kowalski reports the different strategies to stop bullying. She informs that bullying is at its peak in the late teenage years, but can start in an early age. Kowalski concurs that girls intimidates as much as boys; however, they do it differently. She explores many reasons why bullying occurs at the first place, and who starts bullying. Kowalski exemplifies the situations that victims could be in, and the solution on how to handle the bully. She encourages students to collaborate to come up with a school’s code of conduct, which will be used to fight bullying.
Based in the following citation “the bullying takes a special breed of person to cause pain to others, but the one most hurt by bullying is the bully himself- thought that’s not at first obvious and the effects worsen over the life cycle” (Marano) we can conclude that this citation applies at the situations of Stephen king’s book for example the bullying that suffer Carrie when she was a child because her religion was different and her classmates make jokes and laughing about her beliefs causing insecurities in Carrie; this did that with the time she had
At first, he was taunted with hurtful words, but the bullying only escalated from that point. Violence started ensuing, and the words changed to fists. I can just feel Jamie’s agony. Once, he was beaten so hard, he was admitted to a hospital. Another time, his fellow peers knocked him into a urinal and started urinating on him. Jamie was tired of his schoolmates bullying him. I can feel Jamie’s despair. It was like Jamie was stuck in a hole. The more he climbed out, the deeper the hole became. Jamie’s mom contacted the Principal of the school, Principal Podlesny. Jamie had a conference with his mom, Principal, and the boy who were bullying him. He expostulated with Principal Podlesny about this constant bullying. “We will take care of it” stated the principal. But, nothing happened. The bullies repeated the abuse of Jamie. I can just feel Jamie’s hopelessness feelings. Jamie reached out for help from a community health center. At first, Jamie was relient to do this, with the malicious words the bullies told him if he told anyone of the abuse echoing in his head, ”If you tell anyone, we’ll kill you”. At the health center, Jamie met with Legal advocate Joan Felt. She advised Jamie to pursue the school district, which was completely incompetent with Jamie’s bullying problem. This show of resilience is very impressive. Jamie didn’t run away, ignore, or give up. He was knocked down, stood up, knocked down,and stood up again. He represented all the students who are tormented everyday at school, and he fought back. And won. Jamie Nabozny is a perfect example of a boy who stood up to the problem of bullying, and faced it , even though he had improbable odds against
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. This incident shocked the school and community. Principal Kidd started Positive Behavior Support
“Nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying” ( "Bullying and Suicide." - Bullying Statistics. Web. 11 June 2015.). Bullying is when someone uses strength or influence to intimidate or humiliate another. This violence towards one another occurs daily in the lives of many children, teens, and even adults. Cruelty between people can occur in different ways, not just bullying, but most of time it is demonstrated by people with authority, power, or influence over others. Throughout history, man’s inhumanity towards one another is shown through the actions of abusive authority figures.
Bullying is a phenomenon existing as long as humans exist. The fact that it didn’t have a name for years doesn’t mean that it wasn’t a widespread way of behavior, in cases where two different types of people were involved ; the strong and the weak ones.Although bullying is considered as a form of aggression, or in some cases as an infringement of the human rights, “bullying is commonly regarded as an aspect of aggression”. (Roland and Idsoe, 2001), there are significant differences between them , the most important of which that “bullying is different from peer conflict. It is conflict between individuals that do not share equal physical and / or psychological power. 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.
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. Often times bullying occurs when adults are not around, which makes it one student’s word against another. In addition, the lack of clear and consistent policy and procedures in schools compounds the ethical dilemma of bullying for educators. This paper aims to establish what bullying is, identify the current problems associated with bullying and discuss guidelines for resolving the ethical issues related to bullying.
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. There is a significant difference between finding reasons and looking for excuses. The reasons why a child becomes a bully does not justify their misbehavior, but perhaps they will help us to understand it. On the part of the victim they do at their early age an insecure person, nervous, withdrawn, isolated, etc., many times the children no longer want to attend school for the same fear and in some extreme cases they arrive at the suicide. The damage lies primarily in their personal safety and low self-esteem to feel that their existence is worth little. This article pertains to my question regarding what is bullying because reading many articles I did not find a precise definition for
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.