“Most bullying takes place in school, outside on school grounds, and on the school bus community (“Facts about Bulling”).” So it is easy to say that bullying is affecting many schools and this issue should be addressed should be addressed. This trending topic has boomed in most U.S schools creating the emergence of many organizations and programs at state and local levels that are working towards decreasing bullying. There are some programs and organizations that are successful and are able to really impact students while there are others that are not so much. In order for bullying to cease being such a big problem in schools Anti-Bullying programs and organizations must improve the way they inform and teach children how to deal with this issue.
Imagine a child being called nasty names in a school hallway, or being tossed in a school trash can by an individual by which the child has never offended. These are all examples of what people commonly call today “bullying” before the definition developed most adults saw this as simple horseplay, a rite of passage and were not taken seriously. Bullying according to the American Psychological Association is “a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words, or more subtle actions.” These behaviors can be seen in mostly every facet of society but mainly in schools and specifically teens and children.
Bullying may start as simple as a kid name calling another and may escalate according to the environment in which it thrives. If the kid taunted or as people commonly call “victim” is able to seek help or an adult notices bullying can be prevented but most of the time it is not. Sometimes bullying is not able to be prevented because most people view bullying as one dimensional. Most teachers and adults see only the physical level of bullying. They do not see that bullying can take many forms and can happen everywhere. For example when a kid is made uncomfortable in a class scenario that is not called for, or when a student is being made fun of or shunned because of their race, background or sexual orientation. These are all forms of bullying that many adults lack to see and sometimes even commit themselves. Teachers as the adults setting the rules in schools should recognize these many forms of bullying and serve as role models to other students.
In schools, bullying is starting to become a big problem. While some kids learn about reading, math and how to socialize with their classmates, others learn how to abuse and bully others. Without the careful eye of an adult some kids might start to bully other children to hide their vulnerabilities. Being vulnerable or scared in a different or unfamiliar setting than their immediate home is a common feeling that many people feel but the way it is handled is what makes the difference. Bullies lack the ability to handle their fears in a school...