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Laura Whisler
Re: 2/8 Discussion
Fri Feb 8, 2013 11:57am
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The topic that I am considering writing for my informative paper is bullying. Ever since Elementary school I have always seen bullies that target children. Even up through High School. It is disgusting to watch and I can’t just sit around and let poor innocent children be bullied. I chose bullying because it has always been close in my heart, since my cousin was bullied during his high school years. Nothing is wrong with the children that are victimized for bullying, however children these days are just plain rude. Some other reasons for choosing bullying was for me to gain more knowledge about the situation, because it is a huge problem in all schools around the world. About a week ago, I saw the movie Bully, which brought tears to my eyes. Even the principals of the schools do not address the problem, even though they see it happening. They would blame it on “boys will be boys” and vise versa with girls. If I had the opportunity to change the lives of many different children because of bullying I would. In my paper I would look at groups for bullying in and out of school; and I would look at them and describe what each does. Bullying is not just physical but also emotionally scaring. Hearing those individuals talk about their life as an Elementary student being bullied was extremely emotional. Their stories touched my heart, because I couldn’t even imagine what they had to deal with as a little kid.
Some questions that I have about bullying that I will answer in order to expand my understanding of it would be the following: How do young kids get the courage to stand up to other kids? Meaning, after all the bullying has happened, do they talk to someone in order to get advice on how to handle the situation. Where do children learn all these violent words? We need to solve that. When parents get involved with the situation, does it make it better or worse for the children? For example, some bullies won’t stop even if parents and school officials get involved. What goes through a child’s mind when they have thoughts of suicide? Do they think about their family and friends? Do they try to get help before considering it? All of these are just a few of many questions I have for my paper. Answering them will allow me to gain more knowledge of the situation.

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