For The Childbird: A Case Study: Bullying For The Birds

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Bullying is for the Birds Bullying is a constant in today’s society; can we change this by enacting and upholding current laws, or should we automatically consider bullying an adult crime, no matter the culprit? Some people might begin by asking, what is bullying? It is the use of superior strength or influence to intimidate a person, typically to force him or she to do what one wants. (Questia Dictionary) There are many different types of bullying and they can all affect people differently. Studies from a recent article from Jacobson and Bauman state that, “Victims of bullying can suffer from various health problems including diminished levels of psychological well-being, poor social adjustment, psychological distress, and physical symptoms. Victims exhibit a range of problems from social isolation and truancy to suicidal feelings and depression. While these symptoms vary in…show more content…
All three of these are very serious and can cause physiological and physical problems as stated earlier . Bullying happens every day in these forms and even sometimes, they maybe unnoticeable. Harassment is the act or an instance of harassing, or disturbing, pestering, or troubling repeatedly. (Questia Dictionary) There are all kinds of forms of harassment and it can happen anywhere such as schools, work environment, home, and even in public. Harassment can be as little as calling someone a name based on his or her appearance. In addition, there are many different laws on harassment, which can even lead up to jail time.
Intimidation is to over awe or cow, as through the force of personality or by superior display of wealth, and talent. It happens also more often than people think. For example “Freshman Friday” in high school all the little freshman that are picked on and what not. They of course feel intimidated by the upper classmen and are scared to fight

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