General Purpose: To inform my audience about the effects bullying can have on society
Central Idea: Bullying has effects on our society at large and has become an increasingly important problem for school administrators, teachers, parents, and students.
1. Attention grabber: Raise your hand if you have been a victim of bullying in high school? Raise your hand if you were the person bullying others in high school?
2. What if I told you that according to the National Bullying Prevention Center that one out of every five students are bullied more than once or twice a month.
a. Think about it, that means that when you compare it to a classroom of about 25 students, 5 of them are currently a victim or have been bullied at one point or another. In addition, 1 in 10 students end up dropping out of school because they are bullied. This statistic is staggering.
3. Believe it or not, teenagers not only have to face bullying daily at school and but now out of school during extracurricular activities or even online.
a. Bullying is becoming an increasingly important problem for parents, teachers, students, and school administrators, and it affects our society at large.
4. In my research I have discovered that according to Sameer Hinduja and Justin Patchin, Youth who experienced ta form of bullying whether on the giving or receiving side, had more suicidal thoughts and were more likely to attempt suicide. In addition to experiencing dealing first hand bullying at my job at a school, this is a recurrent issue that needs to be solved.
5. Many of us wonder how we as students, parents, teachers, and bystanders can prevent bullying, and how we can learn to stand up against school bullies.
6. The key is to empower ourselves first. Throughout this speech I will be presenting the types of bullying, its effects on a student, and how to stop and give support to bullying victims.
Transition: To start off, the three top ways to get bullied are physical, emotional, and cyber bullying. Think about each of these bullying types and try to think back the types that you had in school whether you were the victim or the perpetrator or the bystander.
1. Section 37.0832, subsection (a)(1) of the Texas Compilation of School Discipline Laws and Regulations (2015), “Bullying” means “engaging in written or verbal expression that has or will have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm.”
a. Bullying is considered intentional, aggressive behavior that is repeated over time. It is not what they call “rough play,” or “fighting,” it is a combination of both and is unwanted by everyone.
2. This is through any type of bullying. The most first form of bullying that came about is physical bullying.
a. Physical bullying – physical bullying is using one’s body force to inflict pain on another student. This can be shown by bruising, scratches, bumps, or even limping. Physical bullying can be seen...