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Students SHOULD be held Legally Responsible for Bullying

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Kristiana Harper

on 14 April 2014

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Transcript of Students SHOULD be held Legally Responsible for Bullying

The Way out
Bullying in Schools
Should bullies be held legally responsible for bullying in schools?
Bullying can not only affect the bully and victims;but their families as well. The victim may keep secrets from their families, resulting in a lack of trust.
Main Reason 2
How Bullying can lead to dangerous things.
Bullying has become an increasing issue in schools; these bullies need to be held legally accountable for their actions.
Bullying behavior is repetitive and can be extended over a long period of time. Bullies are frequently in a position of power over their victims.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approximately 5,000 people between the ages of 10 and 24 take their own lives every year.
Studies at Yale University have concluded that victims of bullying at school are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide.
Approximately 160,000 teens reportedly skip school every day because of bullying, and 1 in 10 teens drops out of school due to repeated bullying.
Main reason 1
If students are held responsible for their actions, bullying and suicide rates will go down.
If bullies would be held responsible, suicide ,bully rates, and pychological problems in kids would drop significantly. Be the one to help these victims and stop them from ending their lives.
Demi Lovato once said, "There's no point in living life unless you make history, and the best way to make history is by helping others."
Main reason 3
20% of U.S. students in the grade 9-12 reportedly have experienced bullying, while 28% of students in grade 6-12 report the same
Bullying can cause psychological problems in its victims, such as depression and panic disorders. Anxiety, loneliness, changes in sleep, and eating patterns are all major factors of psychological issues.
12 out of 15% school shooters in the 1990s were bullied . These things are still happening today,but with different weapons.
Julian always had problems at school his parents constantly were being told that boys will always be boys. Julian was put in many different schools but still would constantly be bullied. About 2 years ago Julian moved to a new school and said that it was much better. But on January 10th, 2012 Julian's mother found him hanging from his bunk bed,dead. Julian was 12 when he commited suicide. His mother wishes she could reverse time, but the past is already in the past.
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