Because of bullying self-harm and suicide rates are continuing to increase. Lives are being lost and ruined because of bullying. Depression and eating disorders start. No one deserves the pain they are feeling and they pain they get. They did nothing to deserve it. All they need is love and hope.
My son is 15 and is currently in S4, he has been bullied since he was in primary 5 by various children. He has Sturge-Weber Syndrome and learning difficulties, this makes him vulnerable. At the end of his 3rd year at secondary school, a boy who enjoys taunting him punched him so hard in the face that it caused swelling on my sons brain and a stroke. The boy who hit my child was excluded from school for two days. Our fight is still with the school (the only secondary school on our island) as he is still being taunted by this boy. The school can only show me the paper on which they have their anti-bullying policy and they can speak to the disruptive child if there is proof. In the interim, is my child going to be assaulted again and what is the long term affect going to be? What if next time he ends up in a wheel chair or worse? If bullying were illegal the schools and the parents would have more to support them in securing a safe environment for the children.
Bullying has a disastrous consequences for student grades, and has long term effects on the students future and ability to learn, bully's should at the very least be permanently excluded from school, but most of all bullying kills, people, children have committed suicide, that is how damaging its is, we must do something to put a stop to this evil behavior from sadistic monsters AKA bullies.
Its damaging the students ability to get good grades which decreases their ability to get a job which in turn damages the economy!
Bullying should be illegal because it causes kids to feel unsafe at school. They become depressed and they will feel all alone, they will start having bad issues. Moreover, it sometimes leads to suicide attempts. 44% of children suicides are caused of bullying. Words hurt more than people realize. Please stop bullying.
Many students get bullied in school everyday. Some students get bullied to the point that they don't want to even go to school. Many students can become depressed to the point they start self-harm. You can put lives on the line. I think the bullies need to be stopped soon.
Of course it should be! I got bullied Horrendously in school and I can't imagine what it would be like for new and younger people. There is lots of people that I can name that have been killed of have committed suicide due to the freakin' bullying that happens all over North America. And another problem with this is the the teachers and the parents don't give a rats butt about this because they don't do anything about it (at least my parents didn't)! So if none is going to stand up to these bitches, the I WILL!
I think this because most kids get bullied then kill themselves because they were bullied by kids. Another reason is because most kids get mad and cry because they don't know what to do. They think that if they tell the teacher it will get worse, but instead they are making it worse. Students shouldn't be afraid of it. If we don't stop this, it will just get worse and it won't get better. If you are a kid that is being bullied in any way tell the teacher, because then the bully knows that you are strong and will stop. Don't be afraid of a bully because you are stronger then them!
Bullies know when they are hurting someone and they know they should stop. If they can commit this crime they can pay the price. Because of their "jokes" people loose their lives. I was bullied when I was younger and I tried to kill myself, but once the bullying stopped I got help. Bullies don't care about who or why they do this to people but it makes them feel good.
Yes, bullying in high schools, grade schools and middle schools should be illegal. Bullying is out of control in our schools and on social networks frequented by our school children. It needs to be made illegal in order to put a stop to it. Bullying is cruel, disruptive and destructive. Evidently parents and school authorities do not consider it a serious threat or measures would have been taken by now to curb it. Children need to be able to exist without the fear of being bullied. Making bullying illegal is the only way we are going to get the message across that it will not be tolerated.
Yes, I believe that extreme cases of bullying should be illegal and punishable as a misdemeanor. If certain children cannot control themselves enough to keep from bullying others, then they should have to suffer the consequences like any adult, albeit with less severe consequences. While these children are NOT adults, I believe enacting such a policy sets the ground rules for their lives as they come into adulthood.
Bullying in schools has become a serious problem over the years and should be illegal so that children who are attempting to pursue and education can do so without having to fear their safety. Teachers and other school employees are often subject to lawsuits if they attempt to physically intervene when a student is being bullied, even if greater harm might have been prevented. A student's emotional well-being is key to their ability to perform in school and, ultimately, to prepare for life as an adult. Those who come out on top in schools should do so based on merit, not brute strength.
People who go to high school and middle school are still not necessarily adults in the eyes of the law. I think that it is irrational to make bullying in these classes illegal. By making it illegal, we would be avoiding the root of the problem by "banning it." Instead, we should focus on smaller class sizes, more teachers, and building a more supportive community.
As it's not always the child's fault on becoming a bully it's normally their parents fault on how they have been brought up. So if you were being abused at home you'd think it's the right thing to do as you get older you'll act more but will eventually get to know what is the right thing to do and what is the wrong thing to do. So it's not their fault!!!!
There are many states that are outlawing bullying as a whole. This act is making the situation worse by raising a nation of “wimps”. This process will make criminals out of kids who bully others as an outlet to gain power, where at home they might be beaten or abused. Kids who bully are just children who need to feel in power because there is something in their lives that is taking it from them. The school systems should be more supportive of students that need help, instead of reprimanding them by law, they might just need counseling or just to talk to someone that can help.
Sweeping legislation won't fix this problem, it will turn ignorant children into criminals. Furthermore it will perpetuate an even more over-the-top response from the bullies. Violence in schools happens because bulling victims have no outlet. My generation settled things with their fists at the bike rack after school. Nobody died.
But it is a family issue not a legal issue. Kids who bully are just that - KIDS. Their aggressive tendencies have more to do with poor parenting than with criminal leanings. It is parents who are bullies that can often teach their kids how to be great bullies. Teach the parents and the kids will learn.