lollee
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I am writing a persuasive essay to children trying to tell them not to bully. Can you give me a few reasons why children should not bully each other?

In Topics: Bullying and teasing
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Apr 9, 2010
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lollee,

I am glad to see you are taking up such an important issue for your persuasive essay. There are multiple reasons why children should not bully. Children who are involved in bullying (as a bully, victim, bully-victim, or bystander) are more likely to have negative consequences compared to their peers who are uninvolved in bullying.  These consequences include being more at-risk for depression, anxiety, poor academic performance, and loneliness for victims which can continue to be a problem throughout their entire life. Those students who engage in bullying behaviors are more at-risk for alcohol and drug use, dropping out of school, and committing a crime. Bystanders often have feelings of helplessness when they witness bullying. These feelings can lead to anxiety and depression depending on how strong these feelings are for the bystander. There are many helpful resources here on Education.com for more information.

Adam Collins, M.A.
School Psychology Doctoral Student
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bully Research Network: http://brnet.unl.edu
Target Bullying Research Lab: www.targetbully.com
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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Have you reviewed Education.com's special edition on bullying?
http://www.education.com/topic/school-bullying-teasing/

One article that may be of particular interest given your project...

Why must we stop bullying?
http://www.education.com/reference/article/consequences-of-bullying/

A related blog post you might also read:

When Bullying Knocks the Wind Out of a Mom
http://www.education.com/blog/kat_eden/2009/04/when-bullying-knocks-the-wind-out-of-a-mom/

Hope the above resources are helpful to you, and more importantly, I hope you are successful in persuading children not to bully.
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ajmrer
ajmrer writes:
Kids bully for many reasons. Some bully because they feel insecure. Picking on someone who seems emotionally or physically weaker provides a feeling of being more important, popular, or in control. In other cases, kids bully because they simply don't know that it's unacceptable to pick on kids who are different because of size, looks, race, or religion.

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Meheki
Meheki , Student writes:
it ruins the victim's reputation
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sebastyanjohn
sebastyanjohn writes:
The problem with preventing bullying completely is that it would violate the 1st amendment. Even if you somehow monitor everything the kids say to each other in school and prevent kids from making negative comments about each other on the internet with the cooperation of Facebook you cannot stop what is said in public. Stopping cyber bullying would be a step in the right direction but very difficult if not impossible. Kids will just find new ways of doing it.

You can put huge punishments for it so bullies fear from punishment..

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MoonWriter
MoonWriter writes:
To answer your question specifically, I would say no! We don't feel the way you feel. In our household, first comes school work and then everything else! Everything else is a privilege! In fact, even school is a privilege! If our children are fortunate to go be able to get good education and live a good life compared to millions of children around the world who go without food let alone school, it's a privilege and I believe my chidlren should know that!
Homework comes first (if I wasn;t clear earlier!! :) Cheers!
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Bellatrix3
Bellatrix3 writes:
There are many reasons why kids bully each other. The first one and the main is that bullying is something they take from home, from their parents behaviour. Also, some kids can be more aggressive,have more impulsive nature then other children and such character leads to bullying. Bullying can be a result of low self-esteem or lack of parental care.
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serenaaharris
serenaaharris writes:
You may want to consult with some reliable essay writing service so that you will be able to produce a good essay.
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Blond_Carrie
Blond_Carrie writes:
Here are the general tips on your topic. You may rewrite them and structure in the essay.
Tell them you want to talk to them privately about the incident and that one other person will be present. (Ensure that the 'other person' is a neutral individual who will be a reliable witness.)
At the meeting, tell them why you think this behaviour is a bad idea. Don't make accusations or bring emotion into it.
Tell them what you want them to do instead in future.
Tell them why this will be better for both of you.
Seek agreement with them that things will change.
However, if you have no idea what to start with, the help of the professionals will be needed.  Go to "Prime Writing" service and ask them to assist you with it.
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thuytrann1912
thuytrann1912 writes:
I hope there will be many articles or like this article

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clairebryantent
clairebryan... writes:
Bullying is bad because it hurts people in many different ways, emotionally and physically because they get so used to getting bullied that it makes them believe the words :( . The reason bullying is so bad is because many people have killed themselves because of it, and were losing our loved ones because of it, every day people kill themselves because of 1. their emotionally getting bullied or their physically getting bullied. My estimated guess, of how many people kill themselves is about 50 people every day, now that is a lot of people, but there is a way to prevent bullying, by standing up for the person you see is getting targeted, or tell a trusted adult you know, and they'll make an end to the bullying right away! And for one thing it brings down the person self-esteem, and then they turn to drugs and cutting themselves, and that's horrible because we really don't need the target going to drugs and cutting themselves because of its a really bad thing. I would recommend you to ask Supreme essay guys to help you with your essay. I usually contact them in case I have some question or I need to proofread my paper. They always do a good job. So you can give them a try. Good luck!
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