This paper was written by Reid, Le'Chine, Abderraouf, and Josue
Bullying is a problem in every school and needs to be stopped. Bullying is the use of superior strength or influence to intimidate someone, typically to force him or her to do what one wants. Bullying affects everyone and has lead to health problems and suicide in some cases. According to the CDC suicide is the third leading cause of death of youth between the ages of 10 and 24. It results in approximately 4400 lives lost each year. Deaths from youth suicide are only part of the problem. (http://www.heyugly.org/aboutStatistics.php ) Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.
Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying.
17% of American students report being bullied 2 to 3 times a month or more within a school semester. Take a stand in your community by hosting a Bullying Policy Makeover event customizing your school’s anti-bullying policy.
We are interested in this problem because bullying is a problem everywhere and many people have hurt or even killed themselves. We are also interested in this issue because we believe that everyone should be treated equally and fairly. It is wrong for someone to be treated with no respect or being left out by people. Another thing is that bullying leads to are things that are unexplainable. For example school shootings, suicide, and physical and mental injuries. That is a big problem for kids to be dealing with a lot of stress. We are also interested in this major issue because people who have been bullied don’t know what to do and don’t know how to stop. Kids that bully do it for many reasons, for example, they take their anger out on other kids. The do it for popularity, they feel unpopular and jealous of other people. They do not get enough attention from other people and they might watch many violent movies. (http://eschooltoday.com/bullying/Why-do-people-bully.html)
Others should care about this because bullying will never go away and affects people in a major way. You should also care because even though people try to help others who have been bullied, they don’t want to come out of their shell and it's scary that they don’t want to come out to try to fix the problem. Also if they don’t try and solve the problem it will never go away. Bullying is a major problem everywhere, and it needs to stop.
Body Paragraph: The Issue
Bullying is dangerous in many ways because it affects people physically and mentally. It also makes them feel lonely, sad, and have no interest in school activities. They also have, frequent headaches, stomach aches, and often fake illnesses. The rate of people that are bullied from K-12 is 49% and only 30.8% of them state if they are being bullied or have been bullied. A small number of students that have been bullied. ay may seriously harm the school because most of the people that get bullied in high school will bring a gun to school and shoot people there.There's also lots of cyberbullying that goes on that’s one of the most common ones that people get bullied 12-18 year old students reported saying that 15% of students get bullied by cyber bullying and 35% on traditional bullying.
Most Bullies bully mostly because they haven't learned kindness compassion and respect. They have no reason to bully others too most of the ones that bully usually have been bullied before or they have been treated bad or are being treated bad at home. So this makes them learn to not be nice to other people and that makes them become bullies because they are not treating people the way they should be treated.this is why the death rate of young teenagers are committing suicide so help now ask your kids if they are being bullied at school or anywhere else.(STOMP Out Bullying :: Why Do Kids Bully?)
Body Paragraph: The Solution
Bullying can threaten students’ physical and emotional safety at school and can negatively impact their ability to learn. The best way to address bullying is to stop it before it starts. There are a number of things school staff can do to make schools safer and prevent bullying. The Family Resource Center in Raleigh states that their service is free and treats kids between the ages of 6 to 17 who have been bullied. They teach kids on how to deal with bullying and how they can address the issue in school. Wake County’s School Board policy 1710 prohibits harassment and bullying on all levels. The Wake County Board of Education has a priority on providing every student and staff member with a safe working environment. (http://www.wcpss.net/domain/46)
Even though Wake County announced this policy, there has still been reports of bullying in schools. Help is still needed in our community because only 1 in about 25 adults will intervene when someone is being bullied. People who have been bullied often are scared to tell anyone about it, and feel that it's no big problem. The victims of bullying will be depressed, and will have thoughts of suicide. Bullying is the source of suicide being the 2nd leading cause to kids death ages 10-19.
Our group has come up with a way to help kids deal with bullying. Our plan is to set up an organization in school that is similar to what counselors do. Our first step is to set up a website and make posters and post them around the school to let people know what we are doing. Next we are going to set up a survey to collect data to see who has been bullied during their middles school year or even during after school activities. After that we need to give it but we needed to make sure that the teachers are cool with their students taking the survey and seeing if they have the time. After we know everyone has taken the survey we will collect the data and try to set up a time after or even during school that we can meet up with the kids. We had a problem because we were worried that the kids won't come out of their shell. But if they do we will teach the kids how to deal and solve their problem. We will teach them the methods and the ways of how to deal with bullying.
After we feel like they are ready we will do a little improv acting to see if they have the courage to deal with it. Then when we know that they are ready we will keep having them come but for a shorter time. We also want to know how well we have been teaching the kids so our plan is to make another survey on google drive and let the kids take it. This information will allow us to see if we should change the way we are teaching or to see if we are going a good job of teaching.
The reason why we want to do this is because bullying is a problem all over the world. It affects people in many ways with their physical and mental health. If kids are hurting themselves or are getting ill because of bullies. Then the bullies know that they are being successful. Plus, when the kids or anyone else don't tell others then the problem can not end. Another thing is that kids should not be treated this way it's a way of disrespect to others.
Our goal is to make bullying less of a problem in Wake County and especially in Martin Middle School.Our goal is to help 20-40 students in about 1 month. The reason we have this goal is because it allows us to spend a some time with the kids and really get to work with them. In completing this goal we have to work efficient and have to find a way that bests suits the kids for helping them with their problem. Our group really hopes that we can make a very big difference in our community. Plus, we also hope that bullying ends entirely because it caused so many problems.
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