By Erika Montiel

Why is Bullying a Problem

Bullying is a very big problem between little kids and teenagers problem because there is about 1 in 7 students in the Grades of K-12 have been bullied. Students bully another students because they have been experiencing bad thing in between their families, and all that anger they just want to get that anger out of their head and they just bully other students so they could calm down or get that anger out of them. Other students bully their classmates just because they think its funny or they think about it as a game.

How does Bullying Affect other Students?

Bullying affects the students by making them think that they are useless in this world. Even some think that they should be dead because they think that they are nothing in this world so and there it comes the idea of suicide.

Signs a Child is Being Bullied

Look for changes in the child. However, be aware that not all children who are bullied exhibit warning signs.

Some signs that may point to a bullying problem are:

  • Unexplainable injuries
  • Lost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics, or jewelry
  • Frequent headaches or stomach aches, feeling sick or faking illness
  • Changes in eating habits, like suddenly skipping meals or binge eating. Kids may come home from school hungry because they did not eat lunch.
  • Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares
  • Declining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork, or not wanting to go to school
  • Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations
  • Feelings of helplessness or decreased self esteem
  • Self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home, harming themselves, or talking about suicide

Why do students don't report bullies?

Students that have been bullied don't report it because the bully threatens the student that if they go report them it going to go worst to them.