Informative Essay: What Is A Social Issue?

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“A Social Issue refers to an issue that influences and is opposed by a considerable number of individuals within a society. It is often the consequence of factors extending beyond an individual.’’ ‘‘Social issues are the source of a conflicting opinion on the grounds of what is perceived as a morally just personal life or societal order. Different societies have different perceptions. Social issues are distinguished from economic issues; however, some issues (such as immigration) have both social and economic aspects. There are also issues that don 't fall into either category, such as wars.’’ ‘‘Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, mal-development, or deprivation", although the group acknowledges that…show more content…
Students who are bullied are more likely to feel disconnected from school and not like school, have a lack of quality friendships at school, and have low self-esteem, feel wary or suspicious of others, have an increased risk of substance abuse and depression and in extreme cases, and have a higher risk of suicide. If violence continues, and schools do not take action, the entire school atmosphere can be negatively affected. This can impact on student learning and development, and also staff retention, which can lead to the school developing an environment of fear and disrespect, students may start to feel insecure, and students may perceive that teachers and staff have little control and don’t care about them which is an issue in itself. C.W. Mills argues that personal biographies are linked to the social and historical context meaning that who you are is linked with where you came

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