Written Campaign Proposal: Bullying Essay

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Written Campaign Proposal: Bullying

Brittnay M. Howell

ECE 205: Introduction to Child Development

Instructor Nadia Hasan

August 11, 2014

Written Campaign Proposal: Bullying

Bullying has been a problem for world for generations. According to a UCLA psychology study, bullying boosts the social status and popularity of school students, which in turn makes the student want to bully more. The website NOBullying.com states, “20 percent of U.S. students in grades 9-12 reportedly have experienced bullying, while 28 percent of students in grades 6-12 report the same. Experts agree that most incidences of bullying occur during middle school. Most of these students in the
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Rationale for the Development of the Campaign

There are many reasons to start a campaign against bullying, and the main reason is for the children. Bullies tend to focus on the weakest to pick on, the children are less likely to fight back and they offer the least resistance when giving up something the bully wants. I personally would understand this since I was a victim of bullying in both middle and high school. The bullies picked on me because of my speech impediment and my lack of self-esteem, I was an easy target for the bullies, just like the children were in the statistics. The solution is not to fight back though, but to be confident enough not to be an easy target. This is the reason for the campaign, to give children the confidence to make the right decisions regarding bullies, to give them the ability to find a “safe haven”, and the self-confidence to find help when they need it.

Theoretical Lens

Bullying happens in every age group, school system, and state. Although children seem more innocent in elementary school, they have capability to cause lasting harm upon their classmates if they choose to bully. According to the website Bullyfree.com, “seventy-four percent of eight- to eleven-year-old students said teasing and bullying occur at their schools” (Kaiser

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