Persuasive Essay About Bullying

Submitted By ThatGreatKid
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Right now, there is a young boy or young girl somewhere in the world who has recently been held up to a brick wall, been punched in the stomach several times, had his/her lunch money taken from him/her and has been thrown into the dirt face first without a reason. The question is, why?

Bullying is something that happens all over the globe. Every minute and second of every day, there will be someone who is in need of help. 56% of students have personally felt some sort of bullying at school. Between 4th and 8th grade in particular, 90% of students are victims of bullying, these students end up being bullied some more later on. The most common reason for being harassed is a student's appearance or body size. 2 out of 5 teens feel that they are bullied because of the way that they look. Something that really contributes to students getting bullied is self steam, the fact that these students have no type of self steam at all makes them an easy target for bullies. As technology advances, bullies are now mobilizing to bully other kids on the web. Cyber bullying could be called the new style of bullying. Cyber bullying is when someone is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, or otherwise targeted by use of the internet, digital technologies, or mobile phones. This can include anything from harassments through text and instant messages. Bullies are even sexting other kids to torment them. Sexting is basically having a conversation through text with someone about sex. Most of the times bullies pretty much force the person being bullied to proceed and talk about sex. But it doesn't end there. You might be thinking to yourself: we're in college, this stuff doesn't happen anymore. Think again.
Most bullying in college is not done face to face, but on the internet. College ACB (College Anonymous Confession Board) is a website that allows students from more than 500 schools across the US to post anonymous gossip, rumors, and