Why Bullying is One of the Greatest Challenges 8th Graders Have to Deal With

There are many challenges 8th graders have to deal with. But bullying is one of the greatest challenges. Bullying is also a problem in all of middle school and high school, not just for 8th graders. In middle school, there can actually be even more bullying. From a bullying statistics website (bullyingstatistics.org), they state, "The NCES report reveals that: There is noticeably more bullying in middle school (grades 6, 7, and 8) than in senior high school." This proves that bullying in 8th grade can happen even more than in high school.

Many people are bullied every year. I believe that most bullying occurs in middle and high school. In an article from an organization devoted to stop bullying (dosomething.org) , they state, "Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year." This just proves how many students are bullied every year. The same organization also states, "Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying." That is a lot of teens skipping school all because of bullying. Nothing good comes out of bullying. It affects so many students, and is a huge challenge for any middle school or high school student.

Bullying also has many negative affects, which is another reason why it is the greatest challenge for all middle school and high school students. From a different bullying statistics website (heraldextra.com), it states, "Both the bully and the bullied are at greater risk of loneliness, lack of success in school and becoming involved in drugs, alcohol and tobacco. -- National Institute of Child Health". That means that out of the millions of students bullied, both the bullied and bully have a higher chance of being lonely, getting involved with drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, and being unsuccessful in school.

There are so many reasons why bullying is the greatest challenge for 8th graders and also middle school and high school students. It is bad for the victim, it happens all the time, kids skip school because of it, it causes loneliness, being unsuccessful in school, becoming involved in drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, etc. That is why it is the biggest challenge for 8th graders.


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