Fight Against Bullying

Haley Little

Looking at Ourselves

When you see someone you do not like or that you think is weird, it may not feel like a bad thing to make a comment about it. For various reasons like stress relief or boredom, some even take a step farther and pick on the person. It is important for us to hold ourselves accountable for our actions and put in the effort to watch what we say and do. Keep the golden rule in mind: treat people the way you want to be treated. It may sound elementary, but if you neglect to keep this in mind throughout your life, you may end up having a negative impact on the world around you.

Causes

Bullys may have one or more than one reason they bully. The most common reasons are:
  • dysfunctional family
  • a need to be in control
  • behavior rewarded
  • bully does not care about how other person feels
  • lack of ability to regulate emotions
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Effects

Victims of bullies do not only suffer in the instance they are bullied. It also effects them later. They may experience:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • sadness
  • loneliness
  • changed sleep/eating habits
  • loss of interest
  • health complaints
  • decreased academic
Bullies are more likely to:
  • abuse alcohol
  • fight
  • vandalize
  • drop out of school
  • have criminal convictions
  • be abusive toward romantic partners or family

If you witness bullying, please notify a teacher!

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Citations

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Aspa. "Effects of Bullying." Stop Bullying. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2016. <http://www.stopbullying.gov/at-risk/effects/>.

"Common Causes of Bullying." NoBullying. N.p., 20 Aug. 2016. Web. 15 Sept. 2016. <https://nobullying.com/common-causes-of-bullying/>.

Movieclips. "Mean Girls (3/10) Movie CLIP - Regina Bashes Janis (2004) HD."YouTube. YouTube, 06 Oct. 2011. Web. 15 Sept. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LORyEX_5czg>.