The youth of America have always gone to school to follow the three "R's": Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic, all the things that make going to school very important.
Lately, there has been a growing pandemic that has become a frightening trend: The fear of being harassed, harmed or worse by bullies in public schools. The recent tragic events of youth committing suicide due to the harassment by bullies and a even MORE disturbing new trend... cyberbullying.
The youth of america are tired of living their life in fear and it is time to give them a voice to stand up against bullying without the usage of violence. Recently a alarming statistic showed that of the youth who are bullied are that of physically and mentally challenged, here is more statistics that are truly heartbreaking:
1 out of 4 kids is Bullied
9 out of 10 LGBT students experienced harassment at school
Child and teen Bullying and Cyberbullying are at an all-time high
Some kids are so tormented that suicide has become an alternative for them
As many as 160,000 students may stay home on any given day because they’re afraid of their bullies and/or they just can’t take the pain anymore
43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school
A poll of teens ages 12-17 proved that they think violence increased at their schools
282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month
More youth violence occurs on school grounds as opposed to on the way to school
THESE STATISTICS must end and the silence about this must end here and now!
We, the youth of america are now asking all, to join us to call upon our congress and senate to support a national anti-bullying legislation law to give students, a voice in the world.
An national law to make bullying of any kind illegal would be a historic breakthrough. We, the youth of this country are suggesting that the laws be put into action that would absolutely guarantee that the person causing the bullying would be tried in a student court based upon the codes that would be established across the country. It is also a time to RE-ASSURE that all children 17 years of age and over to know that If the crime is more severe, they would be tried in adult court. And to give those who are the victims of bullies a chance to have a voice to stand up and be heard!
We, the youth of the united states of america,being tired of the harm, harassment and mistreatment by bullies based on gender, sexual preference, nationalities, faith, and more, hereby ask the U.S. House of Representitives to PLEASE make a REAL OFFICIAL NATIONAL Law against bullying and to give the judicial power to the student to try the bullies in a student court of law as well and if they are found guilty, face the penalties according to the school codes.
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