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Bullying On Campus Essay

2862 words - 12 pages

Bullying: A growing issue, or is it being overblown?

Jeffery Granger
English 102, Section 101 B
Professor Calkins
May 3, 2013

Abstract
Bullying is an issue that has occurred for years in schools- appearing at each grade level. Though it is a well-known issue in schools, there has been little to no change in the prevalence of bullying. During the past decade, virtually every school across Washington State, school bullying is an issue and each incident seems to rise above the previous. Due to the lack of prevention in schools, research has been done to observe areas that have a predominance of bullying, whether mental or physical, and to learn the motives and causes of this ...view middle of the document...

During spring break of 2011, our daughter’s life became a “living hell.” To give everyone a brief overview of our daughter, let me describe her. She was 17 and in her final year at South Kitsap High School. She would be by most standards be considered slightly above average, she was well liked by the teachers and staff, she had a good reputation around school by supporting the school and its causes, and finally she had a strong network of friends.
Towards the end of the spring break of 2011, she received a phone call from a blocked number, at first she was not going to answer, however her curiosity got the best of her. At the other end of the line was a girl trying to disguise her voice, this person said some extreme obscenities over the phone and told her that on the first day back from school, she was going to beat the living daylights out of her. The person finally hung up, our daughter’s initial reaction was “this must be some kind of a joke,” she could not think of anyone who would like to fight her. As the week went on, the call continued to harass her to the point, she decided to try to find out who was hiding behind the blocked number. After doing some research, to her surprise, she found out whom it was. It was a fellow senior at the school, they knew each other, but did not consider this person to be a friend.
As the first day back from spring break came, our daughter decided to seek out this person at school and to ask why she wanted to fight. The girl stated she heard from someone that our daughter had said something about her, and now she was going to make her pay for it. The fight never took place, but in the weeks to follow, our daughter’s grades who were a B student prior to this mess came crashing down to just higher than a D, she also lost over 20 pounds and her once outgoing personality had gone away. The bully in this situation went about and gathered a selection of girls that were all friends of hers, and went out to verbally harass our daughter both at school as well as on Facebook. It finally came down to the point where as parents we got involved. The head girl, who started this whole mess, was approached by the school staff, as were two other girls that were doing most of the bullying. Their parents were brought in to tackle the problem. All of the girls had been in various troubles before and were known to be considered “troublemakers” As punishment; the girls were given a 3-day suspension and were told to stay away from our daughter. From a parent's point of view, the school in our position had not done enough, we wanted the girls to be considered ineligible to graduate or at the very least not be able to walk down the aisle the rest of the graduating class. This was all denied, we were told the suspension was strong enough and that we had to realize that even in high school not everyone can get along, and “girls will be girls” in situations like this and that we as parents have to learn to...

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