Bullying Needs to Stop


Sarah Isa , Opinion Writer

I always wondered why bullies bully other people. Is it the influence of their parents? Were the bullies bullied themselves? What happened in their past?

Bullying is an aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort.

It is inexcusable.

More than 3.2 million are victims of bullying each year. Approximately 160,000 students skip school because of this. Seventeen percent of American students report being bullied. Some students get threats, which lead to  students not reporting anything because they are scared. Others worry about being labeled a  “snitch,” so they don’t say anything.

Students need to start standing up for themselves. Many students have been bullied for many reasons but the reasons don’t make much sense, such as not having a phone, how much you paid for your phone, the way you dress, what your parents do for a living, if you are popular, etc.

Victims of bullying need to stand up of themselves. Not anyone can pop up and save the victim from them. Bullies don’t change unless victims stand up for themselves. Movies, posters, and speeches don’t always change a person.