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Schools should take bullying more seriously.

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Every first day of school, we, students, are always excited about how our school year would turn out, aren't we? On the other way around, behind every first day of school, there are many students who feel the opposite of how a typical student like anyone of us feel. They are afraid to go to school, thinking that there will be a group in the class who will bully them. And in worst case, they are already suffering a depression that sooner or later, would lead to suicide. Perhaps, you already know who are these people I'm talking about. They are the victims. Probably, these people could be your own bestfriend, or your seatmate, or who knows if it also could be you. Yes you. Did you ever thought you could be a victim of bullying?

Bullying is becoming more and more frequent among today’s youth in locations like school and online, according to recent bullying statistics. I am so sure that all of us are familiar regarding this matter. Maybe some of you have much more knowledge about this topic, than me, because as we all know, bullying has been a notorious issue every now and then. Before going through my opinions let us define the said issue first.

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time ("Bullying Definition", n.d.) Also, bullying in schools is a worldwide problem that can have negative consequences for the general school climate for the right of students to learn in a safe environment without fear (Banks, 1997). While many kept on thinking that bullying is not that serious problem, if we look through it deeper, bullying cases are going dangerous as the time goes by. To tackle the effects that kids might suffer in bullying here are those: Kids who are bullied are more likely to experience: Depression and anxiety, increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy. ("Bullying Definition", n.d.)

This petition aims to inform everyone who will read this, that we have to stop bullying now. Instead of being the bully or bystanders, let us be the one who uses his/her words not to insult but to motivate one another to live. Stop acting like a blind and deaf about this issue. Support my petition. Sign now.

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