Summer Reading Research(bullying)
*Bullies may abuse their victims verbally, physically, or psychologically. *A person may feel jealous toward an individual, want to attract attention, or wish to gain a feeling of power.
Facts about Bullying
*Significant physical, emotional, or psychological harm of the victim.
*Inability of the victim to stop the bully on his or her own.
*A power imbalance in which the bully holds more emotional, physical, or social influence than the victim.
*Repetitive actions committed by the bully that continue for an extended period of time.
"I've always been afraid of Erik."
"You're afraid of your own brother."
"As usual when Erik appears, the attention switched from me to him."
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Bullying is an epidemic problem
In the book Tangerine, a kid named Paul gets bullied by his older brother Eric. Bullying is one of the main problems in the book, but it isn't just a problem in Tangerine. It's also a problem in the real-world too. Bullying is more common and more serious than you think. 17% of Americans report to being bullied 2-3 times a month.
Bullying is often ignored and shrugged of by adults. An adult needs to take initiative when a child reports bullying. If a child has come to an adult asking for help, it is their job to stop the bully.
Bloor, Edward, and Pablo De La Vega. Tangerine. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. Print.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, 2017, p. 1p. 1. EBSCOhost, proxygsu-scob.galileo.usg.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=funk&AN=BU203075&site=eds-live&scope=site.
"Bullying." Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection, Gale, 2018. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/PC3010999030/OVIC?u=mari6646&sid=OVIC&xid=c6c48887. Accessed 15 Aug. 2018
Sometimes it doesn't stop at bullying! Like in the book, Eric was more than just a bully. He was a psychopath; and he was very dangerous. This doesn't just apply to Eric. Bullying gets worse than just the average taunting, rumor spreading, or black eye. They can be threats to students and should be taken seriously.