Dear next president,
This letter that I am going to inform you is about children that are being harassed, pressured and Intimidated by their peers or any student that attend their school, School that have students that feel this way creates conflict with love ones and friends, and so is the bullying. ”The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) also has conducted large national student surveys (9th-12th graders) going back to the early 1990s. Between 1991 and 2011, the survey documented declines in youth physical fighting (down 23%) and in fighting on school property (down 26%). In the more recent time period 2007 to 2011, changes were slight in both: physical fighting (down 7%) and fighting on school property (down 3%). The national YRBS began reporting specifically about bullying on school property in 2009 and found no difference between 2009 and 2011. However, in the YRBS survey conducted in Massachusetts a bullying question has been asked since 2003 and the rate there has declined 22% from then until 2011”(David Finkelhor, Bullying in schools declining 1) The speaker is telling me that Students in high school survey bullying has decreased drastically throughout 2003 to 2011, these Anti-bullying programs against bullying mandated harassment in school across the U.S, as research shows that bullying leads to further physical violence,emotional problems, social problems, and even suicide for the victims.
One example of harassment in schools is about a boy named Andy as he being intimidated by one of his school peers Jared.“As Andy left school for the day, he found himself surrounded by five adolescent boys. The leader of the pack, a 14-year-old high school freshman named Jared, stood close to six feet tall and weighed 240 pounds, nearly twice as much as Andy. On one afternoon, Jared have thought of a good idea. He and his buddies walked Andy’s house. Along the way, they smacked Andy with his own loose-leaf binder. Once inside, one boy hastily cleared the furniture from the living room while the others handcuffed Andy. Jared started throwing punches, then all the boys joined in, using their fists and feet. Andy, pleading for mercy all the while, was whipped with a chain, burned with candle wax, and shot in the back with a BB gun. As it was getting dark , a battered, bruised, and bleeding Andy was thrown out the door with a warning: Don't tell anyone what happened to you, Andy completely contradict what Jared has said. After his conflict between Jared, He walked to a fast-food restaurant, Andy called his father with a False accusation that of having been kidnapped and been jumped by a band of men.Police found out the truth and Jared and his friends were promptly arrested and charged with kidnapping, assault, and torture”(Patrick Kiger, School Bullying 1). Andy has told an adult that he was harassed by students at his school. This is very important message to bully victims because of the cruelty and the potential of what bullies in America can do to them, and just telling an adult is very responsible act for these bullying victims.
Teachers, administrators or any adult hat are in the school system are making every student be respected the way they wanted to be treated. “Beyond the classroom, a whole school approach to violence prevention involves all school personnel in developing new skills of communication. Ideally, people in all roles in a school system to meet in heterogeneous groups to discuss ways to reduce conflicts and to refresh their communication skills through a greater understanding of cultural differences and knowledge of anger management, negotiation, and mediation.”(Rebecca Steven 4).The adult in their school,creates an Anti-bullying program to change how students interact with each other. This is a very powerful among Schools because It transforms a student from being callous & rude to being respectful.
Some parents, went through trial and error, have found ways to work successfully with schools. “Lydia Brown of Mansfield, Texas, says that when her son, now 13, first told her he was being harassed by school bullies in 1996, she didn't grasp the severity of the situation. Instead, she did as many parents would: told her son to either fight back or ignore his harassers. One day in March 1997, after being chased home and pelted with rocks as he frantically tried to unlock the door, the normally nonviolent boy grabbed his BB gun and began shooting at the bullies in frustration. Later, he confided to his mother that he'd considered suicide as an escape”(Patrick Kiger 2). Lydia Brown lived and was a resident in Mansfield, Texas and she recalled that her 13 year old son was being harassed at the school that he attend. Lydia gave her son bad advice and told him to fight back or ignore. One day the 13 year old was being pelted with rocks and in self-defense he grabbed his BB gun from his home and repeatedly shoot the bullying in frustration. Then he told his mother that he is going to go kill himself. This is unmindful advice that the mother have told to her 13 year old son. Lydia's son is left miserable because of her trial and error guidance.
Giving kids the thought of the dangers of violence in schools change a student’s perspective on bullying. “Change is both difficult and exciting. Those who become involved in changing their beliefs and practices will have many questions and doubts. They also will acquire new perspectives and insights to share and test out. Teachers need to feel competent with a new program. School change and staff development. Time for dialogue is particularly necessary when considering change on the organizational, relational, and individual levels.”(Rebecca Stevens 3) The school faculties tried to reduce conflict with students one another. Using this method can alter a change in student behavior while inside their school building where they attend. The adult in their school,creates an Anti-bullying program to change how students interact with each other. This is a very powerful among Schools because It transforms a student from being rude to others to being respectful.
Will students ever go against these Anti-bullying program?