Bullying on Campus

Bullying on Campus

Bullying: A growing issue, or is it being overblown?

Jeffery Granger
English 102, Section 101 B
Professor Calkins
May 3, 2013

Bullying is an issue that has occurred for years in schools- appearing at each grade level. Though it is a well-known issue in schools, there has been little to no change in the prevalence of bullying. During the past decade, virtually every school across Washington State, school bullying is an issue and each incident seems to rise above the previous. Due to the lack of prevention in schools, research has been done to observe areas that have a predominance of bullying, whether mental or physical, and to learn the motives and causes of this maltreatment. This essay will describe the type of bullying that has gone on in recent years in Washington State and what is being done to adopt new prevention methods to reduce the abundance of bullying in schools. The essay will also discuss the opinion of others, who feel that the media as well as school officials have overblown bullying.

Every day on the playgrounds of schools in Washington State and across America, young children and even older teenagers are physically threatened, socially harassed and embarrassed all because of bullies. Children and young adults watch helplessly as other students are bullied in the halls. Most of the time bullies pick on those weaker than them, just to make them feel better about themselves. Although school violence is a serious problem in high schools, it begins during the early stages in elementary schools with school bullying, but there are many ways to prevent this.
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