Bullying Laws

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A bully is defined as a person who uses superior strength to influence or intimidate another person or to force him or her to do what they want.In Zimmerman’s article on” Homophobia hurts straight men, too,” it talks about a college student who committed suicide after his roommate videotaped him and another boy having sex. Bullying can be found almost everywhere in homes, on the internet, and especially in schools. Bullying has a lot of repercussions that affect people in many ways. Recently, bullying has been blamed for the rising number of teenage suicides all over the country. No one is born to be a bully, it is a taught skill (Kropar). A victim of bullying doesn’t ask to be hurt; it’s a product of ignorance from today’s society. State agencies like the Department of Education could start implementing stricter rules to protect students. Bullying has become a problem that needs to be addressed as soon as possible to protect victims everywhere.
Children who are raised by a family that has no structure or morals are at higher risk of becoming bullies. For example, a child that grows up in a substance abuse home usually gets abused by their parents physically and verbally especially when those parents are tweaking for the next high. As a result they tend to express their feelings by inflicting pain on others because they can’t take out their pain on their parents for fear of getting abused more. Another reason could be due to parents getting a divorce leaving this child to feel alone , blaming themselves for their separation leading them to rebel and act out towards others by hurting them physically or verbally. Sibling abuse is also common in homes when, children are placed in a position where parents show more attention and affection towards one over the other. Some parents don’t realize that they start this process amongst their children by making them…...

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