by Kate P on October 11, 2012 - 10:27pm
Bullying is a worldwide issue that I feel strongly about. There is no exact cause as to why individuals become bullies because each case is different but there are some common reasons. One might be that an individual might have low self-esteem and bring others down to make themselves feel better. Another may be the satisfaction of having power over others. For what reason an individual might bully someone can vary but the consequences are still the same. The ones being bullied are still walking away with fear, stress and resentment inside them. It is immoral to cause bodily, mental or any form of harm to others.On October 18th, 20121, a 15 year-old boy named Jamie Hubley took his own life due to bullying. Jamie was taunted for being a figure skater and bullies attemptged to shove battries down his throat because of it. He was also teased about his sexuality, being one of the very few known homosexual boys in his school he was tromented. He changes school thinking it would help the issue but he was bullied even there. These bullies caused him to be emotionally distressed and ensued mental instability causing him to take his own life. The boy’s family had to endure the heartbreak and grieving over his death. Bullying can cause bodily, mental or any form of harm to others. Therefore, bullying is immoral.
This article is just the tip of the ice berg. There are many more cases of bullying everywhere in the world. It is a serious issue noted by many high schools. Some of these schools are very strict on bullying and have zero tolerance policies against bullying. The high school I attend took this very seriously and if the case was bad enough the bully would be expelled. Bullying is seen so frequently, it is quite hard to stop. But I found this article that discusses the reasons as to why people bully others and how to use these reasons as a plan of action to prevent bullying.
“Gay Ottawa teen who killed himself was bullied.” CBC News. Web. 9 Oct. 2012.
Frisén, Ann, Anna-karin Jonsson, and Camilla Persson. "Adolescents' Perception Of Bullying: Who Is The Victim? Who Is The Bully? What Can Be Done To Stop Bullying?." Adolescence 42.168 (2007): 749-761. Academic Search Premier. Web. 9 Oct. 2012.