28 percent of students in grades six through twelve in the U.S. experience bullying. Bullying can be defined as hurting, intimidating, or persecute someone, who is usually weaker. Bullying is aggressive and repetitive. An imbalance of power is common in bullying, the bully will usually use their power, whether it be physical strength, or access to information that could harm someone to hurt other people. However, both children that are bullied and bully others may grow up to have lasting problems. Bullying can lead to multiple affects. The government should put laws in place to prevent bullying.
Although physical bullying is not as common as social or verbal bullying it is still a problem. Bullying can often lead to violence. Whether it be the bullied or the bully, one may want to turn to violence. The bully might want to take it a step further to intimidate the person they are bullying. The person getting bullied can see violence, such as bringing a gun or knife to school, the only way to retaliate. Bullying has become so common in schools that it seems natural. It no longer affects the majority of students, and they don’t feel like they should stop it. People get used to it. When some people are affected by bullying, it can lead to something extreme. Something as extreme as a school shooting. Studies have shown that most school shootings are the outcomes of bullying. People who go to such extremes as school shootings are ones who were actually victimized. They feel rage. Rage is a feeling people get when they feel like they are a victim. Many of the students who bring guns to school do it to protect themselves. 1 out of 20 students have seen another student with a gun at school. They feel like they need that safety. Sometimes, they might even bring it with a plan to shoot someone, because they seek revenge. After being bullied, some people will want to seek revenge, and this extreme violence is the only revenge they can think of, or see fit for what they were put through. “No one commits mass shootings and then turns their guns on themselves because they want to bully people. They do it because they feel like victims” (Kalman 1). Potentially, if bullying wasn’t such a problem, then there is the chance that, intense violence like school shootings or bombings could lessen.
So many students and children have become used to bullying. It has become such a part of school that sometimes it does not even make a person think twice. It is just something that happens. That can be a reason why someone might not bring attention to the fact that they are being bullied. The victim who is being bullied has become so used to people hurting their feelings. They get so used to it, that they don’t even feel the need to stop it anymore.
Bullying has been around for a long time, in many different forms. Normal bullying today usually can consist of, name calling, threatening, blackmail, humiliation, or physical abuse. These all fall under the four main types of...