In: Social Issues

Submitted By Tpatschorke
Words 1672
Pages 7
People are bullied every single day in the United States and sometimes, it cannot be stopped effectively. Bullies are everywhere. They are in offices, at home, in the neighborhood, and many other places. It is a huge problem in schools as well. Many schools in the country have anti-bullying policies. These policies are all different and are implemented in different ways. Most of these policies are not effective though. Anti-bullying policies are not effective against all bullying because school bullying and its effects are still seen, because of the growing use of technology, and because of family influences.
Anti-bullying policies are not effective because school bullying cases are still frequently happening in schools. Bullying is a major problem in the world today and it can be seen almost everywhere and it happens every day to people. It most commonly occurs in schools though. Many schools have adopted policies that they use to help prevent bullying in their establishment. However, these policies are not always effective. A study by a University of Texas in Arlington found that students at a school that had an anti-bullying policy, “were 1.2 times more likely” to be bullied than students who attended a school without an anti-bullying policy (Antoniades, pg. 1). This confirms the fact that these policies are not always effective. A school that does have a policy actually is more likely to have bullying. A student is often challenged to bully because they see that they can’t and that urges them break the rules. They want to do it even more then. Bullying still happens in school and some schools seem to have increasing rates of bullying. The policies put in place, “appear to lead to higher rates of student misbehavior and also correlate to higher rates of student anxiety, alienation, and distrust of adults” (Antoniades, pg.1). These policies make a student want to...