Stop Bullying Paper
March 9, 2013
The stopping of bullying in U.S. schools starts at home
When I was young I was taught to be grateful for the things I had, there were others who were less fortunate than I was. This family value got repeated more often than not. My parents would repeat this to me time and time again. As I got older I learned that the value my parents were instilling in me had more meaning then I could ever imagine. Not just to appreciate what I had but to remember where I came from, to give back whenever I could, however I could. We, by no means had a lot money or lived in the best of neighborhoods. I was taught that no matter what a person has, looks like, how we may be different we all share something in common and that is we are all human beings and for only that reason every person deserves the same respect that you do. With this in mind, I think this is what needs to be done to stop bullying in the schools here in the United States. We need to stop looking at politicians to make new laws, and to start the process for us. To stop the bullying we need to look back at home and start there.
Let’s start with the meaning of a bully. A bully is a specific type of aggression in which the behavior is intended to harm or disturb, the behaviors occur repeatedly over time, and there is an imbalance of power, with a more powerful person or group attacking a less powerful one (Tonja R Nansel PhD).
So with knowing what a bully is you should now ask yourself how I behave at home, what are my kids are learning from me. As parents in today’s society we have gotten in the habit of relying on our schools to teach our children. Not only in traditional education but we are letting them take over in the parenting of values. Schools teach our children about sex and bullying and so many other things and as a society we have accepted this. It’s not a bad thing that the education system has...