The stakes are higher, the consequences more severe.
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Sitting in a crowded room and feeling utterly alone. Imagine living every single day like this. That's where bullying leads. Victims become very introverted and anti social
- Bullying is directly correlated with low self esteem and isolation
- Over 3.2 million students are bullied yearly
- Victims often turn to isolation, only increasing their risk of self harm
- Bully victims are 2-9 times more likely to consider suicide
Stricter Laws: There is no federal anti-bullying law. Although 49 states have anti bullying legislation, bullying is not illegal. The federal government must take action and take a stand against all types of bullying. The only way to stop bullies is to hold them accountable.
Repercussions: Bullying will not be stopped unless something is done. Victims will not recieve the help they need, and in turn feel alone. Teen alcohol/drug use will increase, self harm and suicide rates will fly. Which raises the question, how many more innocent victims need to suffer and die before action is taken?