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Bullying in schools. The study appears in the April 25, 2001, Journal of the American Medical Association. Overall, 10 percent of children said they had been bullied by other students, but had not bullied others. Another 6 percent said that they had both been bullied themselves and had bullied other children. Another 13 percent of students said they had bullied other students, but had not been bullied themselves.
Bullying is widespread in American schools, with more than 16 percent of U.S. school children saying they had been bullied by other students during the current term, according to a survey funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
1 Out of 5 kids admits to being a bully, or doing some "Bullying."
Bullying was reported as more prevalent among males than females and occurred with greater frequency among middle school-aged youth than high school-aged youth. For males, both physical and verbal bullying was common, while for females, verbal bullying and rumors were more common.
Connection to Twisted. Bullying connects to the book twisted because chip bullies Tyler. The jocks are bulling Yoda. Tyler protects Yoda. Then Tyler bullies the jocks.
Survey. 1. Have you ever been bullied? 16 people said yes. 10 people said no. A good percentage of our school gets bullied. 2. Have you ever been bullied because of someone else’s rumor? 14 people said yes. 12 people said no. 3. Have you ever started a rumor? 9 said yes. 17 said no. 4. You’ve seen some one being bullied? Did you? 17 people said they did something about it. 4 people said they forgot they ever saw it. 5. Have you been bullied and then bullied someone else because of it? 6 people said yes. 20 people said no.
Survey (cont) 6. You’ve bullied someone to look better in front of another peer? 5 said yes. 21 said no. 7. Do you think some kids bully because of their home life? 22 people said yes. 4 said they have nothing In common. 8. Do you think bullying is important to stop in schools? 26 people said yes bullying needs to stop. 9. Teachers and principals blow bullying way out of proportion? 9 people said yes. 17 people said no. 10. Since the school year started have you been bullied? 8 people said yes. 18 people said no.
I asked How many fight have you seen in school? 8 people never saw a fight in school. 3 people only saw one fight. 1 person saw two fights. 2 people saw three fights. 3 people saw four fights. 1 person saw five fights. 1 person saw six fights. 3 people saw seven fights.
SURVEY. Question number seven surprised me because 26 people said bullying is important to stop in schools. Then 16 out of 26 say they have been bullied for question 1. The answers I got for question # seven also surprised me because 22 out of 26 people said kids bully because of their home life. It was weird to me that now a day’s kids understand this but bullying still goes on. What made me smile were the answers to question # ten. Eighteen people said they haven’t been bullied this school year.
Conclusions I found that most people in school have been bullied. Most kids have bullied someone else too. Kids at west know it is an important issue. I feel no one want to admit to their bullying. Even though we have organizations like Rachel’s challenge. If no one admits to bullying we cannot fix the problem.