Many times Honor codes are disagreeable to the student body. The students of Lawrence Academy, when presented with an honor code mandating that they must write out the code on every assignment as well as report anyone they find cheating or face punishment themselves, were afraid that “a mandate to confront peers would create friction” and that “a subsequent report could not easily be kept confidential” (B). The honor code should not spark the fears of honest
Joseph Maneen also says “If a school catches a student bullying someone online before the police do, the student is less likely to end up in legal trouble.” If the school disciplines the student before the real authorities get to discipline the student then the student is less likely to get into big trouble. Lastly if the student is bullying other students the bully needs to be disciplined before the bully gets into legal trouble.
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
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.” (Olweus, 2003). Unlike many people believe, the
When a person thinks about bullying, it usually involves a young kid in a playground and a bigger kid trying to take his or her lunch money. Another instance would be a high-school student on the Internet cyber-bullying another high-school student. What most people do not see is someone of higher power bullying someone under them. Like a boss and an employee, or a teacher and a student, or for my sake, a coach and an athlete. Being bullied can make some people feel the need to end their existence, but some can point out bullying because they know what it is like to have someone be nice to them, and bullies can make their victims so scared of them that the victims do not want to do anything about it. In the book Narrative of the Life of Frederick
Kids are already stressed out with the amounts of homework and tests given out. Many students have practice and games every day after school. Then they will go home and eat and work on their homework and it will be late and then they most likely will be tired and go to bed. Not all students are as smart as other students (Students 1). Considering all of the differences among students, would it be fair to force students to make honor roll in order to play sports? Even though it would push them harder and make them better students and make them a better person in life, students should not have to make the honor roll to be able to play sports because students do not always have time to study with practices and games after school and it is going to push the students so hard that they might want to
I was at baseball practice. I was in the outfield, the overgrown and bee infested outfield.
If students are bound to cheat and the honor code is not being enforced or is not fair, why have it? The environment in many schools impacts how students view the honor code. A school with a cheater mentality and an overall acceptance of cheating and plagiarism will have no use for an honor code, since they will not follow it. However, change the environment of the type of students and an honor code can now become beneficial and essential (Jennifer and
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.
(Topic Sentence)No kid deserves to get bullied. (Surprising Fact)Do you know that every year, 4,400 kids every commit suicide every year because they get bullied? 30% of those kids are gay or lesbian. (Background Information)Jamie Nabozny, a boy who goes to school in a small town in Wisconsin, faces constant torture from other kids because he is gay. They punch him and say mean things such as (Craft)“I will kill you” to his ear. The abuse reached a point that Jamie ran away and tried to commit suicide. Some of the abuse was so frightful that he had to be in the hospital for a few days! However, he stood up for himself and went to court to end the bullying, which made Jamie and his
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.
Bullying is a form of violence to pick on victims because they are different from their bullies, have insecurity/jealousy or home problems. The hate towards their victim has something to do with the victim having an unusual gift or being intelligent the bullies has yet to become. It is important that this behavior should be prevented or it will become worse. Bullying is one of the main issues public and private schools have to face on a day-to-day basis. When the bully takes it too far, the victim snaps and retaliates by fighting him/her back physically or verbally. Not many victims does this for fear of retaliation; nonetheless some victims are brave enough to fight back. The effects of bullying will affect the victim’s future as they grow up to become adults. If this issue continues, he/she has a right to report the incident or fight back their bullies. All forms of bullying, including cyber-bullying, are considered intolerable and criminal at school. Bullying occurs when the bully fights or insults the victims to the point of fighting back or seeking help from someone trustworthy to prevent their issue of being bullied.
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. They tell the victim, “I’m just messing with you” after aggression. On the other hand, the victim gives power to the bully by not speaking up and being afraid. Bullying can be avoid if the victim speaks up and seeks help from a teacher, parent, the principal, or a friend. Bullying is harmful because the
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.
In order to prevent bullying, school administrators and all students must put in a combined effort to ensure a safe environment for every individual. They must also be educated on what bullying is and how it affects an individual. Adults need to “Talk about what bullying is and how to stand up to it safely. Tell kids bullying is unacceptable. Make sure kids know how to get help” (“How to Prevent 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”). Another way to effectively target bullying is to impose serious expectations for all students to follow. According to the American Psychological Association, “Teachers and coaches need to explicitly remind students that bullying is not accepted in school and such behaviors will have consequences.” Consequences like suspension, academic probation, and the inability to participate in school events are serious punishments for bullying another individual for an