Greatest Issue in 8th Grade; Bullying

A lot of people have been a victim of bullying. Some people don’t take it serious enough. I think that this is one of the greatest challenges that 8th graders are facing today.

People that have been a victim of bullying later can feel:

  • sad
  • lonely
  • nervous
  • alone
  • sick
  • bully other kids
  • have more problems at school
  • become more violent

“Bullying can lead to physical injury, social problems, emotional problems, and even death.”

“Children and adolescents who are bullies are at increased risk for substance use, academic problems, and violence to others later in life.”

My Opinion

People obviously shouldn't bully. I don’t see how people don’t realize how it can lead to even more serious issues. Bullying can lead to death, and this needs to be more of a big deal. If you’re making someone feel so bad about themselves that they decide to commit suicide, then you need to stop and think for a little bit. Making someone feel so awful about their lives that they want to hurt themselves is not right in any way.

"Students who are bullied often see school as an unsafe and unhappy place. Seven percent of American eighth graders will stay home from school at least once a month because of bullying."

90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying.

-- this fact really stood out to me and answers the question, ‘What is the greatest challenge facing 8th graders today?’ really well. 90% 4th through 8th graders getting bullied. Think about that; 90%. That’s a very large amount of kids being victims of being bullied.

"Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year. Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying."