In the 1999 Columbine massacre, two students who were involved in the shooting were described as gifted students who had been bullied for many years. During the school shooting, the boys killed 13 people, injured 24, and then killed themselves. Bullying has always been a problem for children growing up, and has many effects from it. Bullies are people who pick on you for their own entertainment. As I was growing up I was way smaller than most of the students I went to school with. I was bullied from 6th to 8th grade, while attending Lukachukai Community School. Since then, I always wondered why kids bullied others and what happened to the kids that were bullied. Did they get bullied the same way I was? What is bullying? What are the types of bullying and ways to stop it? What can you do to you can do to help prevent it and help others?
What is bullying? To me bullying is someone which is bigger and stronger that is picking on you. So I looked it up and in the website "stopbulling.gov,” it says, “Bullying is unwanted and aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.” There are many ways to define bullying, but in general bullying is to be picked on.
In a survey I asked five college students here at Dine College Tsaile campus, who say bullying is to pick on, judge, harass, beat and emotionally abuse someone just to make them self feel more dominant. They gave various answers to how they were bullied as they were growing up going to school. Two of the college students said they were called names during their high school years. Another said he was cornered and beaten almost every day. Another college student said she was judged based on her materialistic appearance. The last college said he got his stuff stolen from other students and couldn’t do anything about it.
There are different types of bullying: verbal bullying where kids say mean things to you, physical bullying where you’re physically abused such as being hit, and...