Bullying can end people’s lives, people know this and they continue to do it. We chose bullying because it is a huge topic for our generation and needs to be stopped. If it isn’t stopped then there will continue to be many deaths by suicide and absences from school. We are making two videos for our presentation, one is a serious video about bullying and the other is a skit about bullying. Ben and Keegan (my 2 friends) will be the bullies, Colby will be the victim, and I will be the bystander. Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year. Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying. 17% of American students report being bullied 2 to 3 times a month or more within a school semester. Bullying is defined as when you tease, make fun of, hit, or make up rumors about someone. There are two main groups of bullying, face to face, and cyber-bullying. Cyber-bullying is bullying someone online or through social media. Cyber-bullying has been increasing over the years because young kids are getting phones and they feel anonymous so they start being mean to people over social media and text on their devices. The main cause of bullying is because they don’t feel good about themselves, for example the way they look, talk, etc. Therefore, they make themselves feel better by focusing on the negative things about other people and saying them out loud to make other people laugh and put harm on the other person.
We can change bullying if bystanders would step in a situation and tell the bully to back off. Bullying is a huge topic today all across the United States. It means more to certain people than it does to others. Some of the reasons it’s a more sensitive topic because they might have experienced bullying, they bullied someone, or they know someone who has experienced it and they don’t want others to go through the same thing they experienced. Bullying is huge to me because I would never bully someone, it is the wrong thing to do.
Colby and I have not been bullied severely, but Zach has. When Zach was in the 1st grade on the bus, some of the 2nd and 3rd graders made fun of his body. He was bigger than most kids, he was overweight. His teachers didn’t know that he was bullied on the bus and neither did his parents until one day he came home crying his eyes out. He told his parents and they contacted the school, Zach told them who the bully was and he got in trouble. He then promised not to bully again.
This is our first video, this video is our serious video about bullying. In this video it is Colby, Zach, Ben, and I. In this video we talk about what bullies do and some things that we can do to help prevent bullying. We also talk about cyber-bullying and how this is the main form of bullying at this point in time.
This is our second video about bullying. This video is our skit, it is an example of real life bullying that some kids experience every day. At the beginning I tell which character is which, Colby plays the victim that is being bullied, Ben and Keegan are the two bullies also known as the boxer bros, and lastly I am the bystander who just watches it happen until I decide to step in.
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