By: Kiajah Haynesworth

What is bullying?

Bullying is harassment to someone to make them do something you want them to do.

to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.

Facts of bullying

1.Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.

2. Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying.

3.1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4% of the time.

What causes bullying?

Many bullies are often motivated to abuse others because they have been victims of abusive behavior. The anger that they feel as a result of being hurt is directed toward other individuals.A person might become a bully just to feel worthless, and some who are mistreated at home might feel insecure.Bullies often have good leadership skills, have an easy time making friends, and therefore have large friendship networks.They usually have a small group of friends who encourage their bullying and make them want to bully to.Bullies lack empathy and gets pleasure out of people's pain.Most bullies are influenced by their family backgrounds,and that's one of the main reasons children like to become bullies.

How to stop bullying?

There are many ways to prevent bullying. A few ways to stop it is to be respectful to everyone,stop and think before you say or do something that could hurt someone,and If you feel like being mean to someone, find something else to do. Play a game, watch TV, or talk to a friend.You could also stand up for others you shouldn't be a bystander and not do anything.If you witness bullying you should immediately consult an adult or a teacher, you could also just go up to the incident and make the bully stop. Basically you should get involved with the situation (not like continue the bullying,get involved to stop it) alot of people are scared to do this, because they think they will get bullied,but not really. If you get involved you would be someone's hero.

Who tries to help people who suffer?

People who try to help or should try to help are teacher,parents,any type of relative,principals and administrators.Those are the few main people who will try and help you out in a situation of bullying.They could help you either way whether you are the bully or you're the one that is getting bullied.

Why is this important to know?

Bullying is a very bad thing.Bullying has been going on for a long while now and needs to stop.If we could get our whole generation to stop bullying it would be awesome. Many people don't realize it yet but bullying gets you no where in life. No one is going to wanna  be your friend or socialize with you.


http://www.stopbullying.gov and http://masskids.org

The rest I got based on what I already know. :)

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