Is Bullying a Problem at West?

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Is Bullying a Problem at West?

Nailah Spencer (7th grade), Maya Mitts (7th grade), and Viviana Buzzelli (7th grade) act out a bullying scenario.

Nailah Spencer (7th grade), Maya Mitts (7th grade), and Viviana Buzzelli (7th grade) act out a bullying scenario.

Hannah Comar

Nailah Spencer (7th grade), Maya Mitts (7th grade), and Viviana Buzzelli (7th grade) act out a bullying scenario.

Hannah Comar

Hannah Comar

Nailah Spencer (7th grade), Maya Mitts (7th grade), and Viviana Buzzelli (7th grade) act out a bullying scenario.

Viviana Buzzelli and Hannah Comar

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Many people all around the world are being or have been bullied. Bullies are a problem in school and they have been for a very long time. Bullying means to put someone down to build themselves up. This means it is time to take a stand against bullying.

We interviewed Grace Cheetam, a seventh-grader at West, Mrs. Swift one of the counselors at West, and Jenna Badger, our West class president about bullying.

¨I don’t think bullying is a problem here at West, it’s more just drama,” Grace Cheetam reflects.

While Mrs. Swift answered, ¨ I do think bullying is a problem at West, I think that [bullying] is a problem everywhere.¨

President Jenna Badger explains ¨Bullying makes me very sad. There are too many kids getting bullied and doing unhealthy things to themselves because of it.¨ Bullying doesn’t just happen in person. Bullying happens through social media and on the internet as well.

Jenna Badger described how she felt at Challenge Day and how many kids said that they have been bullied by people at West. Nothing can fully stop kids from bullying one another, but consequences have to be put in place. Grace Cheetam thinks,” We should go face-to-face and talk about what happened.¨

President Jenna Badger stated that ¨Bullying to me is repetitive teasing and being put down by one or more people.¨ While Grace explained ¨ I think bullying is when someone puts someone else down to make themselves feel better.¨

Bullying hurts and it’s not fun to experience. West is a fun place to be but it could be better. We should stop bullying people at West. We cannot let the bullies affect the students and how we learn and act at school.