Amr M. New York

Bullying is a Serious Issue

Bullying must be addressed since so many students experience it.

Dear Next President,

I’m a student in a public school and I’m asking you to stop bullying. Bullying is a really big problem in the USA; a lot of students have been bullied. According to the website, it was stated that “One out of every four students (22%) report being bullied during the school year". They also found that “64 percent of children who were bullied did not report it; only 36 percent reported the bullying". This means a lot of students just kept it to themselves and did not report it. I felt the same way. I got bullied one day and it kept going on for so many days. Then I told the teachers and they helped me solve the problem.

There has to be an end to all this nonsense. We also should have harsher punishment with this stuff. We can’t just yell at the bullies and expect them to stop. There must be stronger enforcement against bullying because it seems like it is getting ignored and there are still bystanders not doing anything about it. It was stated in this website that “School-based bullying prevention programs decrease bullying by up to 25%".