Are Schools Really Trying to Prevent Bullying?
Over the years bullying has become a huge problem. Over 20 percent of children in schools are bullied on a daily basis and only less than 18 percent of them tell their parents about it. The deal breaker being at least 46 percent of children have reported being bullied sometime during school. But the real question is, are the schools that they're attending to doing anything to prevent this? Most children within the ages of 13-19 (preferably high school students), don't even attempt to tell an adult about these types of actions. 1 out of 10 of those students drops out of school due to bullying. But I don't think it's the fear of being a "snitch". I believe that it's the fear of it not being put to a stop.
Most bullying now days occurs over the internet. Mostly on social media like Facebook, Twitter, and many other popular sites. When this form of bullying occurs, school can't really do anything to prevent this because it doesn't occur on school grounds. Some schools have anti-bullying programs but are they really preventing the bullying or are they just promoting advertisement for anti-bullying?
I am a senior at the Jersey Shore High School and I still get bullied because nothing was really done to put a stop to this. I've went to the office, guidance, and talked to teachers and counselors but nothing has been done. That clearly shows that if one school won't put an end to bullying that there are many other schools to that are in the same situation.
Our schools need to put forth more effort when it comes to any form of bullying. Not only will bullying affect their lives, but it will affect their school work, and also their health. Most of all, those who are bullying others need more disciplinary action other than a tap on the wrist.
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom