Bullying is an issue that worries young people today. It is a physical and verbal action that a lot of young people are dealing with at school and at home. Some people are getting bullied for no apparent reason and others may get bullied for being different for example the colour of their skin, their size or maybe their name. There are different types of bullying such as verbal, physical and cyberbullying. This is getting more and more common and a lot more people are getting affected and it HAS to stop!!!!
There is a lot of bullying on television but it doesn’t tend to be very realistic. They deal with things all wrong. On glee Kurt was getting bullied. He got thrown in dumpsters and bullied because of his sexuality choice. This led to him being moved to an all boy’s school near by. The creator of glee Ryan Murphy says the storyline came not from him but from the actor, Chris colfer’s experiences. In real life people may not be able to move schools because there might not be one close enough or it costs money.
We interviewed pupils of blairgowrie high school. One of our questions was “What do you think about bullying?” and one of our pupils said “I think its mean and not fair on the person that’s getting bullied just because they are different”.
We interviewed the head of one of the departments about the bullying policy at blairgowrie high school and he said how the school deals with bullying. First of all they get a form from the teacher who is dealing with the names and description on what happened. Then they speak to the victim and the bully to hear their side of the story. The school makes a decision and writes a report on what happened. If necessary they will phone parents and think of suitable punishment of either a break, lunchtime or after school detention. If the situation is really bad they would take further action and exclude the pupil.
Over all we think bullying should be stopped once and for all.
Ashton and Eilidh