How can a child feel safe if every day they go to school, they are tormented by others to the point where they feel helpless? Bullying exists as a constant threat to the safety and security of children and even adults that needs to be addressed and stopped. Some states have implemented anti-bullying laws, such as New Jersey, in hopes to stop the dangers and consequences that come from bullying. While most see the positives of these laws, some choose to focus on the problems the law will bring and believe the laws will not actually help the bullying issue. Bob Ingle of the Daily Record argues that these laws hurt the issue more than help it in his article "In War on Bullying, We've Gone Overboard."
Types of indirect bullying include social isolation, intentional exclusion, making faces, obscene gestures, and manipulating friendships (NCPTB, 2003). Possible impacts on bullying victim (NCPTB, 2003): ... ... middle of paper ... ...ides for stay-away orders that allow police officers to arrest violators for making telephone contact, mailing letters, or coming within a specified distance of the victim (Education World, 2000). It sounds extreme, but it may be necessary. References: North Carolina Parent-Teacher Bulletin: Bullying Affects all our Children. 2003.
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Vivian Vosburg, 30, of Lakeland, Fla., is charged with two counts of child abuse with bodily harm, and four counts of child neglect with great harm (Café Mom.com). In the early stages of children’s development children tend to s... ... middle of paper ... ...der form or type of bullying to get rid of. Children do not reveal the acts of bullying to parents or guardians. This shows that bullying cannot be stopped because it still leads to the victims and perpetrators of bullying or cyber bulling. This means that step parents should step forward and educate themselves about this issue weather it is at home or in school Bullying will forever plague schools all over the world and it is vital to know ways in which parents and schools can work together in order to lessen the problem of bullying that it has on society, and keep the children safe and happy.
How can society possibly put an end to bullying, there can be as many sit downs with the children of today’s generation, but it is nearly impossible to put an end to this ongoing epidemic among the children of today. Many students are victims of bullying and not even half of the victims file reports against their attacker. Do Something, a Nationwide anti bullying organization said that “Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year”. What can possibly be done to reduce and or possibly get rid of this number of students that are being bullied? The United States of America is currently fighting a war with bullying, and so far are losing.