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Do you think bullying is a problem at your school?

Posted: March 20, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: March 20, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

 

The following letters were submitted by students from Arroyo Seco Junior High School.

First place

Hailey Tull

My name is Hailey Tull. I go to Arroyo Seco and bullying exists at our school. To support my opinion, I have two reasons why. First, because I have seen kids being bullied. Second, I have been bullied.

Many kids are bullied over stupid things, like what they look like or what grades someone gets. This boy is bullied behind the bathrooms sometimes; he was being called names. He told a teacher and he said they haven’t messed with him since. Although it doesn’t occur anymore, I have seen bullying at my school.

I have been verbally bullied before because of my size and the grades I get. People constantly call me “short stuff” and “nerd” because I do my homework. My parents dealt with it, but sometimes I think “Maybe if I get bad grades, no one will make fun of me.” Reluctantly, I never did, but it scares me that I thought that.

In conclusion, I feel that bullying exists at our school, and maybe, just maybe, my essay will help stop bullying. I feel this way because I’ve seen bullying and been bullied, and it’s about time for it to stop.

Second place

Tamia Ford

I am an eighth grade student at Arroyo Seco Junior High School, and yes, I feel like there is verbal and mental abuse at my school.

There’s always one person who doesn’t like another person for no reason.

When people don’t like each other, they mentally abuse each other.

When one person walks by a person he or she doesn’t like, they either stare and laugh, or give that person a dirty look, which gives the other person the feeling they need to say something; it starts verbal abuse because the two people start arguing.

And then it turns violent; they start threatening each other.

People need to resolve their problems because sometimes there really isn’t a problem.

Some people just don’t like people because of what they wear or what they look like, or because they are jealous.

And when people are jealous, they feel the need to pick on the person that they are jealous of.

People need to start thinking about their actions, because verbal can turn violent in a second and someone can really get hurt, and at the end of the day, you don’t want to do something you’ll regret.

Third place

Aubrey Haffner

Have you ever been physically or mentally bullied? Well, this is what goes on at Arroyo Seco Junior High School.

People get bullied a lot, about anything from your religion to what you wear. It needs to stop.

People do this to be better than everyone and feel like they accomplished something.

But really, you are just making the situation worse for themselves.

Everyone who bullies has to have something going on with them or their family. Many families have problems or bad problems going on.

When people have these kinds of situations, you should see a therapist or work them out. You should never bully.

 

Marcella Goncalves

Hi, my name is Marcella Goncalves. I go to Arroyo Seco Junior High School, and I am in seventh grade.

Yes, I do think bullying is a problem at my school because I see it a lot.

I see kids being hurt by words and actions.

The bystanders think it is funny or cool to do it ... so they don’t say anything.

It is actually really sad.

We should make a big effort to stop it.

The principals at my school do very little about it.

 

Ashley Schultz

Hi, my name is Ashley Schultz and I go to Arroyo Seco Junior High School.

I think bullying is a problem at my school because kids have gotten very hurt as an effect of bullying.

For instance, some students get shoved or punched or kicked by bullies, and others get bullied with words.

It is really wrong what people do to other people, thinking it is funny or cool, but it is not cool at all.

I think one-third of our 1,300 kids at our school are bullies, one-third get bullied ,and the other one-third are innocent bystanders to bullying.

Bullying is wrong and shouldn’t be done anywhere at any time.

 

Julia Danany

Hi, my name is Julia, and I go to Arroyo Seco Junior High, and I do believe bullying goes on at our school.

Our assistant principals, principals and teachers do their best at keeping our school safe, but behind that table or in the far-right corner, someone needs help.

There are about 1,300 kids at our school, and the staff has a hard time trying to keep everyone out of trouble.

Bullying reduces self-esteem, hurts people physically or mentally, and sometimes can never stop.

I do believe that there are bullies at our school, and we need to put an end to it.

 

Hayley Edgar

My name is Hayley Edgar, I am a student at Arroyo Seco Junior High, and I do believe that bullying is a problem at our school.

I would say that about 1 out of every 30 students at our school is bullied everyday about things like clothing, race, personality, intelligence and friends.

There are about 1,300 students at our school, so I wouldn’t say that bullying is a huge problem, but it definitely exists on our campus.

This problem does need to be addressed and put to an end.

 

Peyton Enneking

My name is Peyton Enneking and I go to Arroyo Seco Junior High School.

I do think that bullying is a problem at my school because there is always somebody calling someone a bad name, or there is a group of boys beating up a little kid.

There are always girls who start drama and are cussing each other out. I think that there is a way to stop bullying and other schools everywhere.

Bullying is a horrible thing at schools all across the nation.

People bully just to feel good and look better and cooler, but it is wrong.

 

Kimberly Villa

Do you think bullying is a problem in your school? Yes, I do think bullying is a problem.

Hi, my name is Kimberly, and I go to Arroyo Seco Junior High School.

I have witnessed bullying and have been a victim. I think this needs to stop.

Bullying hurts people and their lives.

Really think about who you’re hurting.

This is a sad idea, but it’s 100 percent true.

This problem has been going on for a while now and the situation needs to be noticed by teachers, parents and schools around the world.

Whether it’s cyber-bullying or bullying, it’s still bullying.

I hope this opens your eyes to the real problems kids and even adults are facing every day.

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