- RiewoldtLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Why Bullies must be stopped
A sensitive 11-year-old is punched hard on the upper arm every morning by a towering Year 9 boy. The 11 year old is good at his schoolwork and recently played a leading role in the Year 7 drama night. The Year 9 boy swears at him and calls him a 'wuss'. But he doesn't hit back.
My family doctor says that this is not an isolated case. She sees bullied children often. Some of them are hurt;some of them are nervous wrecks. Why do so many boys bully others, she asks?Good Question. I reject the argument that the real world is a tough place and therefore children have to get used to the idea that the bullies who hurt them are just a harsh fact of life. I thought there was a place for able and talented children in the world and especially at school. Surely it is the bullies who are the wusses-weak and ineffective human beings-not the good kids.
In the real world, too, there is a cost for everything we do these days. Think about the cost of bullying:the fear and what it does to youngsters; the injuries, the illnesses and the cost of medical and hospital treatment; the emotional and financial strain on parents; the loss of good students to a school; and the stress on teachers.
I understand the causes of bulling. Violent home life, too much energy, envy and contempt for boys who succeed at school. However, these sound like excuses for the mistreatment of other boys. We should not excuse or tolerate bullies who hurt other children.It is a fact of life in the real world that assault is illegal. It should be the same in school. Earnest, willing students must be protected from bullies by the school and the law. Bullying in school and community should be outlawed.Students will be happier and school will be a place where talent and sensitivity are rewarded and are not target of bullying, a place where good kids feel they belong.
2007-09-23 23:38:55 補充：
No the 11-year-old doesn’t hit back. He just goes home and cries, often doubled up with stomach pain which the doctor says is due to stress. He is ill, anxious and very afraid of going to the school he used to love. And the little boy is in fact “me”.
2007-09-23 23:41:13 補充：
剩下的內容在 "意見欄" 因為寫不下。
2007-09-23 23:42:19 補充：
最後那句"And the little boy is in fact “me”. 可以加 也可以不加 :)