Bullying affects the children
both psychologically and physically. It is estimated that hundreds of children
miss school every day due to the fear of being mistreated by other students and
in some extreme cases they choose to home school, or in severe circumstances
they stop studying altogether.
Children should not be living in
constant fear. They shouldn’t be afraid. On the contrary, they should look
forward to every day of school and enjoy school life. According to a research
bullying has always existed in indonesian society, but it has come to surface
due to the recent proliferation of media technologies (craig,2009). Since
bullying is prevalent in our society it is important that everyone should be
made aware of this social evil. There should be campaigns to increase
awareness. Everyone should be working together, against it, to stope it. It is
distressing to see our children being isolated from society because they are
treated badly. I am of opinion that no one has any right to harass or make
people feel inferior. No one should have that kind of power. These children are
our future and we should make every possible effort to stop bullying.
I would like to point out that
bullying is everyone’s problem and responsibility. If you condone bullying in
any way ,shape or form it means you are taking part in it whether it is
directly or indirectly by being silent. Majority of people gree that we have to
work together towards eliminating this problem/
Some people may consider taunting
someone as funny, even though it is anything but funny to the person who is at
the receiving end. Minor taunts can create a lot of pain and suffering. While
it may seem innocent but the cumulative effect could litle deeper which
eventually becomes a sore.
It is highly possible that
bullying might happen in your school so it is the liability of every student to
protect their classmates and try to stop bullying. If it doesn’t work then you
should inform your teachers or parents.
Not many of us think of stopping
it. As long as it doesn’t happen to us why should we get involved, why should
we brother? But the time has come for us to be actively involved in eradicating
So next time if you see someone
getting bullied, would you try to stop it or let it happen ? remember
,bullying is everyone’s problem;
therefore everyone has to be the part of he solution.
Do you think bullying is a serious issue in your
school? Give reasons to support your opinion.
Did this opinion article raise / change your
awareness about bullying? Please explain.
Do you think it necessary to educate people on
issue of bullying? Why? Give reasons to support your opinion.
Do you think bullying should be declared as
punishable crime? Give reasons to support your answer.
Discuss the article on bullying in a group? Does
it change your perspective on bullying or not? Give reasons to support your
Are you aware of cyber bullying? Do you think it
is worse than physical bullying? Why? Support your opinion with examples.
What can young people like you do to prevent or
stop bullying? List at least there things you and your friends can do to
prevent or stop bullying.