Anne Arundel County Labels Bullying A Public Nuisance. Can Bullying Be A Nuisance?
There has been many definitions for bullying. Stop Bullying, a government agency against bullying defined bullying as a repeated, unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The dictionary defines it as a use of superior strength or influence to intimidate someone, typically to force him or her to do what one wants.
Bullying is a big problem, especially among school aged children. In an effort to solve and put an end to bullying in schools, there has been many regulations, rules and policies put in place. The question reminds, how far has these policies reduced bullying in our schools.
Bullying and suicide go hand in hand, and because victims of bullying often keep it to themselves because of shame, they do not get the help they needed.
Reading the stories of these bright kids committing suicide breaks my heart. Mallory Grossman, 12, was called a loser with no friends. She was asked to kill herself and that was what she did. Ashawnty Davis, 10, tried to fight off her bully, the fight was posted online and she was found hanging in a closet in her home.
The stories of suicides related to bullying can go on and on.
In an honest effort by Anne Arundel County to reduce the rate of bullying in our schools, bullying was labelled a nuisance. But can bullying be a nuisance?
Nuisance in Maryland is defined as anything that annoys or does damage to another. This is often in relation to actions on properties that is offensive or harmful to neighbors or those not on the property or on the premises.