According to the internet, fifteen percent of all students who do not show up for school, report it to being out of fear of being bullied. Undoubtedly, we need to do all that we can to stop bullying and help these children get through their school year without getting taunted. Having school get-togethers on bully prevention, having parents monitor their child’s online activity, and having counseling meetings with the children who are fighting can help stop and prevent bullying.
Schools should have more active “Bullying Awareness” weeks, where they have get-togethers and show students bullying statistics and stories on how damaging bullying is. For instance, in my own example, my high school had a “Bullying Awareness” month. The whole school would meet in the gymnasium during the last half an hour of our day while the administrators would show us movie clips, tell us stories, and involve us in activities about bullying. I felt that my school really cared about us the students, as well as showing us that we could go to any teacher or counselor if we were having any problems.
The next step to help stop bullying is to inform the parents about their child’s bullying, and beyond that, show them how they can monitor their child’s internet activities. Children nowadays aren’t just worried about being bullied at school, for now they have all these social internet networks where they can keep being bullied after school hours. I have heard many stories of people being taunted and teased on the internet, where these victims have had to totally delete their profiles, go to counseling and furthermore, have even committed suicide. If the parent is not computer savvy, schools should have an afterschool parent meeting where they can learn how to log into their child’s accounts, browse through any messages being sent, and also delete these accounts if they want to.
Another step to bully prevention is that if an administrator is aware of any bullying, have the students be...