Did you know 4,400 victims commit suicide yearly? How about for every suicide, around 100 kids have already attempted to end their lives. Bullies should receive harsher punishments. There are three reasons why bullies should receive harsher punishments.
One, bullying causes death. Two, bullying hurts many people including teachers/staff/students, and more. Three, bullying affects people physically, and mentally. Bullying causes death via suicide. Kids start believing the bullies comments or get tired of being bullied, so they try all these things to end their lives. They try drugging themselves, weapons, and more.
In seventh grade (7th), 39% of students have been bullied or in a incidents, which is the highest report out of all the age grades. 34% of ninth (9th) graders reported being bullied. Finally, 34% of eleventh (11th) graders have been bullied.
All together, 49% of students in grades 4th-12th have been bullied in school, and 30.8% have been bullied elsewhere. “Suicide, because of bullying, is the 3rd cause of death among young people.” -CDC Another reason bullies should get harsher punishments is because it can harm people mentally. All types of thoughts scatter around these people’s minds, and end up convincing them to commit suicide. They begin to have low- self esteem, anxiety, depression, and even loneliness. Bullying can even affect the bully mentally! “It is proven that bullies can participate in criminal activity. Bullies by the age of 24 can become criminals.
They can show acts of levels of aggression, and impulsivity.” – www.apa.org Bullying can also affect people physically.
The bully can hurt many people physically. There are many forms of bullying. The physical type of bullying is regular bullying. This includes hitting, tripping, etc. Regular bullying is simple ways just to hurt people. Then, there are verbal bullying, which is physically talking to the person. Telling them things like, ” Nobody likes you, your ugly, etc.” Then there’s cyber bullying which is bullying over technology.
Text messages, apps, and more. Another way bullying affects people physically is when the victims turn to drugs, alcohol, and more to escape. That can affect your body. For example, someone gets bullied and comes home and takes a whole bunch of drugs. Then begins to mix drugs, alcohol, and more. That can kill your body and the victim could end up dying.
What is a bully? A bully is a person who uses their strength and power harm, or intimidate others. Usually something happened to the person and they become a bully, then take their anger out on the kids. Home problems, abuse, and more make kids turn into bullies.
The final reason bullies should receive harsher punishments is because it hurts many people. The suicide rate has elevated due to bullying. Bullying can affect school grades, students, and more. According to www.challengediscoveryprojects.org, “90% of 4th-8th graders reported to being victims of bullying.” Also, “160,00 kids daily miss school due to the fear of being bullied. About 3.
2 million students are victims of bullying each year.” According to www.debate.org , “14% of people think bullies should NOT receive harsher punishments.” But, some think otherwise. These three reasons are just a few reasons why bullies should receive harsher punishments. Do you agree? People also state some bullies do get faced with harsh punishments. What about all the other bullies around the world? There is no federal law amongst bullying.
Even though some states have anti- bullying rules and commitments, no law. 🙁 In some cases bullying occurs from race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or religion. BULLYING NEEDS TO STOP! It needs to stop because it causes death, hurts many people, and affects people physically, and mentally. There are many forms of bullying, and ways to bully. STOP BULLYING!