Bullying Essays (Examples)

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Bullying is a pattern of behavior where the bully uses a real or perceived power imbalance to intimidate the victim.  Bullying is more than teasing, though it may be excused as teasing by the bully.  Bullying can have severe short-term implications; bullying has been a catalyst for suicide for some victims.  It can also have severe long-term negative repercussions for victims and perpetrators.  One of our most frequently requested topic is the bullying essay, and the examples below, which include outlines and suggested resources, will help you understand how to tackle a very difficult topic in an easy and readable manner.  

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Bullies and Their Victims

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Bullying -- and Victims

Summary of Important Facts on Page 502 of the Text

About 10 to 20% of today's children are bullies and up to 30% of children are victimized over and over. About a third to a half of victims are also aggressive and they do fight back. There are interventions available for victims and the best way to reduce bullying is to promote sports and other recreational activities, and basically to change the school environment.

how do children become bullies and how do bullies develop aggressive behaviors toward others? Bullies show very little "anxiety" and rarely are insecure, and they have a "strong desire" to be a dominant force over others -- notably their peers (Carter, 2011, 99). In fact those children who become bullies "derive entertainment" from their aggressive acts against others, and they rarely experience "remorse and empathy" for those unfortunate children who have been…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Berk, L.E. (2010). Infants, Children, and Adolescents. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson College

Division, p. 502.

Carter, S. (2011). Bullies and Power: A Look at the Research. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric

Nursing, 34(2), 97-102.
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Bully Abstract Empirical Evidence for

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2009; Correia et al. 2009). Identified methods of intervening and factors of mitigating the effects of bullying will also be examined, with long-term prognoses for these mitigations and for the effects of bullying in general reviewed (Bowes et al. 2010). Through a comprehensive review of available literature on the subject, recommendations for future research and possibly for addressing bullying situations in institutions and regions where such behaviors are especially prevalent and/or egregious can be made, and the knowledge base in this field clarified and advanced.


Bowes, L.; Maughan, B.; Caspi, a.; Mofitt, T. & Arsenault, L. (2010). "Families promote emotional and behavioural resilience to bullying: evidence of an environmental effect." Journal of child psychology and psychiatry 51(7), pp. 809-17.

Correia, I.; Kamble, S. & Dalbert, C. (2009). "Belief in a just world and well-being of bullies, victims and defenders: a study with Portuguese and Indian students." Anxiety, stress, and…… [Read More]


Bowes, L.; Maughan, B.; Caspi, a.; Mofitt, T. & Arsenault, L. (2010). "Families promote emotional and behavioural resilience to bullying: evidence of an environmental effect." Journal of child psychology and psychiatry 51(7), pp. 809-17.

Correia, I.; Kamble, S. & Dalbert, C. (2009). "Belief in a just world and well-being of bullies, victims and defenders: a study with Portuguese and Indian students." Anxiety, stress, and coping 22(5), pp. 497-508.

Due, P.; Damsgaard, M.; Lund, R. & Holstein, B. (2009). "Is bullying equally harmful for rich and poor children?: a study of bullying and depression from age 15 to 27." European Journal of Public Health 19(5), pp. 464-9.
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Michael Vey a Story in Which a Boy Turns the Tables on Bullies

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Michael Vey: The Prisoner Cell

The book is Michael Vey: The Prisoner Cell 25, written by Richard Paul Evans. This is a science fiction story intended for young adults; the plot of this story involves Michael Vey, a teenage boy with Tourette's syndrome but gifted with electrical powers.

The electrical powers that Michael -- a fourteen-year-old high school student -- discovers within himself give him an extraordinary gift but these powers also cause Michael serious social / personal issues and cause intense scrutiny that plague him. A cheerleader named Taylor also has these electrical powers, and readers learn that both Michael and Taylor were born in the same hospital. In time, an evil group that wants to control Michael's and Taylor's powers and puts their evil plans to work, creating solid conflict in this book.

Thesis Statement

Adolescents anywhere in the world -- during their high school years -- universally…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Evans, R.P. (2012). Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25. New York: Simon and Schuster.
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Teacher Bully

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actions from the perspective of the principal and determine the proper courses of action dealing with issues of student harassment and ethical issues related to this topic.

It is necessary to investigate Julia's claim regarding the threatening email she received. The tone of the harassment is very serious and demonstrates a problem within the school. Proper school procedures should be followed in this case which involves interviewing all parties involved including parents, Julia, and those students in the library. The violent nature of the threat requires a response in this case.

If the investigation revealed that the threat to Julia was created by a known student at home through his computer, the nature of the threat creates a different dynamic because the offense did not necessarily occur on campus. The Supreme Court of the United States is currently weighing the legality of this issue in Elonis v United States and…… [Read More]


Lithwick, D. (2014). Are Facebook Threats Real? Slate, 16 June 2014. Retrieved from http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2014/06/elonis_v_united_states_supreme_court_will_hear_the_facebook_speech_case.2.html

New York City Department of Education. Regulation of The Chancellor, A-832. Student to Student Discrimination, Harrassment, Intimidation and Bullying. 21 Aug 2013. Retrieved from http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/68542AE0-CA99-4C8B-A31B-A1E96FEC7633/0/A832.pdf
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Legal and Ethical Implications for Classroom Management Case Study

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Bullying: Legal and Ethical Application

Bullying is a common social evil that requires the intervention of all school stakeholders. This study shows that bullying students should not be reprimanded negatively because it may accelerate the bullying trait. This can be achieved if a manager develops social goals based on reconciliation. This report attempts to balance the legal and ethical responses in bullying. The report will use Johnny and Tommy case study on bullying to reflect on the management actions based on reconciliation and integrity. The balance between legal and ethical ramifications in responding to bullying incidences is addressed. The concepts learned will be important in handling cases similar to the case study presented.

A case study (Management situation in a first grade classroom)

Johnny is well built and slightly bigger than most of his peers in class. As a result, he has been using his muscular advantages to exercising bullying…… [Read More]


Drew, N. (2010). No Kidding about Bullying: 125 Ready-to-use Activities to Help Kids

Manage Anger, Resolve Conflicts, Build Empathy, and Get Along, Grades 3-6. Free

Spirit Publishing

Lavesque, R. (2003). Sexuality Education: What Adolescents' Rights Require. Nova Publishers
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Fundamentals of Speech

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Bullying is not a laughing matter. Many teenagers take their own lives yearly because of bullying. If bullying does not stop with the teacher, then the matter should be taken to the principal. If necessary, the problem should be taken to the superintendent or school board.


Several girls surrounded Jeannie's daughter as they called out, "You're a little cry baby! Don't you know you are stupid! Don't even think about hanging out with us. You're too ugly for us."

Hearing these words made Jeannie angry as she watched her daughter, Faith, run to the car. Tears freely flowing down her cheeks, she urged, "Hurry, Mom, let's get out of here. I can't take it anymore!"

The National School Safety Center calls bullying, "the most enduring and underrated problem in American schools." Discussing…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Moore, Jeannie. "Bullying -- One Mom's Frustrations" Woman Touch Website. http://www.ag.org/womanstouch/2002_07-08/bllyngonemom.cfm
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Evaluating and Validating Qualitative DataWork place bully

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Validating Qualitative Data

Dissimilar to quantitative research, establishing or ensuring validity and reliability in qualitative research can be a difficult task. This is mainly because of the inherent differences between the two types of research. Even so, validity and reliability are as important in qualitative research as they are in quantitative research. Accordingly, qualitative researchers must ensure they provide valid and quality accounts of the research phenomenon at hand (Creswell, 2013). So how can qualitative researchers achieve this? This paper discusses standards of validity and reliability in qualitative research, particularly phenomenological research. The aim of the paper is two-fold. In the first part, the paper identifies and discusses the strategies or techniques used to assess validity and reliability in phenomenological research. In the second part, a selected published phenomenological research is evaluated to determine how conventional standards of validity and reliability have been applied.

Part 1: Evaluative Criteria and Validation…… [Read More]


Akim, S., & Yildrim, A. (2016). Classroom management through the eyes of elementary teachers in Turkey: a phenomenological study. Education Sciences: Theory and Practice, 16(3), 771-797.

Bryman, A. (2008). Social research methods. 3rd ed. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Creswell, J. (2013). Qualitative inquiry and research design: choosing among five approaches. London: SAGE.
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Public Policy

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Policy Change

Anti-Bullying as a Policy Change

Students have been bullied while at school since the beginnings of education. Originally they might have been bullied by the people who taught them, but much of that does not continue into the present say. However, students bullying other students does continue. Every child needs an advocate at their school whose function it is to make sure that they are not being bullied. Many times this happens informally when a school does not have a bullying program, but it can also happen formally. The need for advocacy programs within schools, both primary and secondary, that allow children to feel that they are safe from the time that they leave their homes until they arrive back at home in the afternoon is elemental. Because of the backlash that has happened at some schools due to being bullied, it is more vital than ever. Students…… [Read More]


Aluede, O., Adeleke, F., Omoike, D., & Afen-Akpaida, J. (2008). A review of the extent, nature characteristics and effects of bullying behavior in schools. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 35(2), 151-163.

Buck, L., & Willer, B. (2008). Advocacy for young children. In S. Feeney, A Galper, and C. Seefeldt Eds. Continuing issues in early childhood education (pp. 391-405). Toronto: Pearson Education Canada.

Hirschstein, M.K., Edstrom, L.V.S., Frey, K.S., Snell, J.L., & Mackenzie, E.P. (2007). Walking the talk in bullying prevention: Teacher implementation variables related to initial impact of the steps to respect program. School Psychology Review, 36(1), 3-21.

Jacobsen, K.E., & Bauman, S. (2007). Bullying in schools: School counselors' responses to three types of bullying incidents. Professional School Counseling, 11(1), 1-8.