Bullying is a big problem in the United States. Bullying is a form of violence in schools the causes children or adults to suffer mentally and physically. Not only is it a behavior problem, but it is also peer abuse. Bullying causes students to not be able to focus in school and sometimes stop coming to school altogether. There are several different forms of bullying; these include threats, forced actions, isolation, physical attacks, and name calling School administrators should oppose bullying rather than focusing on the behavior of the victim (Bisignano) Children who are bullied need to learn to defend themselves and put up with bullying Bullying is a part of growing up. Those who are bullied tend to be mentally, physically, or socially different which makes them possible targets for bullying Victims need to remove the label that says, “I am a target”, to prevent getting bulliedt “Bullies generally choose a person perceived to be vulnerable in some way and, often, the victim is ill-equipped to deal with the treatment” (Jacobs).
Bullying often takes place out of the view of adults (Jacobs) Some victims, however, cannot help some of the labels given to them Many of the victims of bullying often have physical or mental disabilities. Other victims could be shy, insecure, or behind in growth, anyone can stop bullying “Bullying is everywhere” (Bisignano) It does not have to bejust in the view of adults to be stopped. Any witness can easily stand up and say something. Even if the victims get rid of the labels given to them, the bullying does not stop, Bullies tend to be popular and self-confident. Bullies want to seem cool to their peers and try to do so by bullying another peer even if they do not have any labels that would make them a target (Deborah). School administrators should oppose bullying rather than focusing on the behavior of the victim, The problem is the bully not the victim, Bullies tend to be popular and confident with high self-esteem.
However, in some cases, bullies can be self-destructive and tend to take it out on others. The reason victims are bullied has nothing to do with the label they are given. Bullies want to feel in control; they want to see the effects of the power they have over others. Bullies pick random victims most of the time (Deborah). Bullying begins at any age and can continue into adulthood victims can feel humiliated and can be isolated from their peer groups. Bullies can be larger or older that their victims and can bring them down physically and mentally (Geier). Therefore, Bullying will not be stopped educating the victim on how to defend themselves against bullying; we must go straight to the problem.