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Are The Police Doing Enough About Bullying?

Submitted by solomon on Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:11
Image of bully kicking football at children
Pic: Flickr Creative Commons / Thomas Ricker

There are many types of bullying from cyberbullying to physical bullying. Anyone can get bullied and find it hard to cope with. Many aren’t dealing with it in an efficient way.

What does the law say?

Bullying isn’t against the law, meaning generation after generation of children aren’t actually being taught the consequences of bullying someone.

The Parental View:

Many people, maybe including parents of bullied children, would agree when I say the police or schools aren’t taking efficient steps to make bullying stop. Taking away bullies’ lunch-time in school is clearly not enough, so why aren’t the police stepping in?

Solution:

I think bullies should be taken to court, so immature adolescents realise what they are doing is illegal and wrong. They could at least be charged with harassment.

Bullying Should Be Made Illegal:

The police aren’t thinking about how small things can escalate into mental health issues, which can cause far more damage.

By Trina