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Bullying Problem Solution Essay

How To Stop Bullying

Bullying is the routine of picking up on a person who is physically weaker or has a low social standing. It is different in the way boys and girls carry it out. Boys tend to be physical in their threats whereas girls are mostly verbal. When a person gets bullied, he or she is likely to experience any of three results. The victim experiences negative feelings to the point of considering suicide. In most cases, the victim blames himself or herself for being bullied. Secondly, the victim also suffers mentally and could experience problems such as depression and low self esteem. These two challenges culminate in poor performance at school and the victim might even end up quitting school.

Forms of Bullying

Bullying can be categorised into three main forms. The first form of bullying, mostly common with boys, is the physical one. In this case, a bully can hit or kick his target with the intention of hurting him. In other cases, it is just pushing the victim as a way of imposing power. Even when a bully threatens to do any of these actions it is still bullying. This form of bullying could also include hiding a victim’s items. The other form of bullying, which is mostly feminine, is usually verbal. A bully utilising this form will call her victims names, tease her or insult her. Thirdly there is relationship bullying. With this form bullies ignore their victims, prevent victims from joining their groups or spread false information about a victim.

Ways of stopping bullying

As a victim of bullying, you can take measures to protect yourself from being bullied. First of all, you need to understand your strengths and concentrate on them rather than weaknesses that a bully highlights. With this knowledge, you will be able to implement the other anti-bullying tactic of walking away from the bully. This way, you will deny the bully an opportunity to have control over your emotions as would be the case if you get angry. You could even make this more interesting by adding humour to the situation or just smiling at it. In the even whereby you cannot walk away, keep yourself safe as you get bullied. In addition, you should know that it is never right to get bullied. Therefore, report it whenever it happens. These steps and many others need to be done repeatedly. This way, the bully will leave you alone at some point.

Writing a problem-solution essay is much like writing any other essay in a few ways. First, it is essential to understand your subject matter, which means doing appropriate and scholarly research. Second, it is important to organize your thoughts effectively once you have done your research; third, you must identify your audience (ask yourself to whom you are writing). Finally, you must write your essay well, using proper language, grammar, and mechanics.

Those are all common considerations for any essay; a problem-solution essay requires special attention to several elements. First, your research must be an accurate reflection of the problem, not just what you assume to be true. With this subject, bullying in school, I think it would be easy to assume you know a lot about the subject because you are actually in school or because the subject has been reported on so often by the media of late. For example, if bullying is not a real problem in your school, it would be easy to assume bullying is not a major problem; the opposite would be true if bullying is pervasive in your school. Neither is probably completely true. 

Instead of assuming you understand the topic, you might be best served by reserving judgment until you discover what the research says. In other words, you know it is a problem, but be sure to discover exactly where, to whom, and by whom bullying occurs. Once you see what the research reveals, you will have to express the scope of the problem using that data.

Second, the solutions are a little trickier because everyone seems to have an opinion about these kinds of subjects. Though you may certainly offer your own ideas to solve the problem, it may serve you best to look for programs and policies that are already working. We know that schools have been doing more to combat this problem, so there should be some good research on what kinds of things are effective in battling bullying.

I have attached an excellent eNotes site on writing a problem-solution essay, and it provides this wise reminder:

Don’t jump to conclusions—any. Let’s face it: we’re all know-it-alls; we all think we have the answer to life’s problems. Unfortunately, in our rush to judgment, we often miss key details that would help us make better decisions. The same goes for a problem-solution paper: those who establish their solution first and remain steadfast to it tend to demonstrate a limited understanding of both the problem and logical solution; in other words, they don’t do well on the assignment. It’s okay to brainstorm some initial ideas, but set them aside until later: the most informed decisions come when you’re well-informed. Wait until you’ve researched the topic and fully defined the problem before finalizing your call for action.

Again, personal experience and reasoning are acceptable in conversation; in a research work, it is essential that you discover what the problem actually is before you can determine how best to address the problem with proven or potential solutions. Your sources may show slightly different statistics, as in the two sources I linked below; determine the best sources and give a range of numbers, if necessary, to be as accurate as possible. 

Finally, use persuasive language to convince your readers both to accept the problem as you have researched it and to support others' efforts to curtail bullying or do something about it themselves if they can.

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