Stop Bullying Now!
Bullying is one of the largest problems in America's schools. Boys and girls are bullied in school in both private and public schools. People are bullied in all grades and even into adulthood. Almost everyone is bullied by their peers at some point during their life. The most common times a person is bullied is in grade school and into high school. Most bullying takes place where people can't see it. In school the most common areas that students are bullied are in the bathrooms where students are not under constant supervision.
Many people wonder how types of bullying are different and are often shocked to learn that they have participated in bullying without even knowing it. People often wonder do boys or girls bully more. The answer sometimes shocks people to learn that girls often bully other girls more often than boys bully other boys. It is true that boys usually use more violence than girls do, but girls often do things that hurt each other on more of an emotional level, such as making fun of each other or starting a nasty rumor about another girl behind their back.
One of the newer forms of bullying is called cyber bullying. This is when an electronic device is used to bully other people. Any time that a person gossips about someone behind their back either using texting, email, blogging, instant messaging or any kind of writing through the internet it is cyber bullying. Their have been incidents of violence, self harm and even suicide because of cyber bullying. There have been reports of people who have chosen to commit suicide because they could not handle what other people were saying about them on public websites.
Bullying is often not resolved by an authority figure such as a teacher. About fifteen percent of the time another student steps in and stops the bullying. Only about seven percent of the time bullying is resolved by a teacher. Which leaves seventy eight percent of bullying that goes unchecked in schools across the nation. Bullying needs to be stopped because it leads to depression, self harm, and loss of self confidence and worth.