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Bullying in Oklahoma Schools

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Growing up students are encouraged to stay in school and expand their knowledge. Students often drop out of school for a multitude of reasons, one being bullying. Although school is meant to be a safe and comfortable place for learning and socializing, there is physical, psychological, and online abuse occurring from our Oklahoma schools. Bullying is one reason students may stop going or skip school. In some cases students feel they must take actions into their own hands which ultimately could end fatal.

Bullying has evolved into a monster with many heads. There are many different types of bullying “traditional bullying is any type of bullying that is carried out through non-electronic means” (Differences between Cyberbullying and Traditional Bullying). Examples of non-electronic bullying are verbal, physical, and social bullying. Traditional bullying is what most parents think of when bullying is proposed. The one question that is usually asked is why? There are many reason why bullying may occur. “Bullies may have underlying psychological factors that contribute to their aggressive behavior or impair their ability to interpret social interactions” (Bullying at School). Bullying can cause another person long or short term problems throughout their whole life. Bullies are also likely to have problems throughout life, such as drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and spouse abuse. Bullying is not only wrong, but inhumane.

One of the many heads of bullying is physical bullying. Physical bullying is generally the type of bullying that comes to mind when bullying is brought up. Physical bullying is one of the most brutal types of bullying. There is usually a certain type of student targeted by a physical bully. “Victims of bullying are ofte...

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