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How serious a problem is bullying where you live? What can be done to stop bullying in schools?

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Submitted by Mania on Sun, 04/14/2024 - 16:54

Bullying as in itself isn't recognised at its initial level. I've witnessed several cases at my institute and despite them being well known to people around me these are not condemned in any way by the authorities Personally I believe that in several cases its the ones with power involved in cases of bullying, I mean most of the times whenever its silent bullying the prefects are also the supporters of the opressers .I never understand why few personalities are made to be the odd one out, just because of there boundaries which they've set for themselves or their race or believes and then they are made to stand out and later mocked for simply being different. At times those people are not even aware of what is happening to them and it's high time to realise the minute differences between having fun and being made fun off.

Submitted by sydney2023 on Wed, 06/15/2022 - 11:49

I haven't seen obvious bullying in my school so far. There are some physical fights among some boys and some students use offensive words or swear at each other, but those were not one way. It's more like both sides' arguments on-equal terms. However, I suspect some cases of bullying. In a cooking class, most students don't talk to one particular student. They just don't give any attention to him. He is just a ghost sometimes. No one wants to be his partner voluntarily for a paired task. These kinds of things happen in some classes. I don't think that wasn't intentional bullying. Students usually hesitate to mingle with different people from them and that could lead to possible bullying. I think teachers or school authorities should do active parts to resolve bullying problems. In class, teachers should be more observative toward interaction among students or possible bullying behavior. Schools could organize some events to guide students to prevent bullying.
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Submitted by JoModerator on Thu, 06/16/2022 - 08:18

Hi sydney2023,

Thanks for your comment. We're sorry to hear that a student in your class is being bullied. Ignoring or excluding someone is a form of bullying. Well done for observing this problem and speaking out about it. You're right that the school should help this student. Can you tell a teacher about it or speak to a another adult you trust?
Here's some more information about bullying on our website:



Best wishes from the LearnEnglish Teens team

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Submitted by kitkate on Mon, 03/21/2022 - 14:28

thanks to the good moderation at my school,bullying here is practically non-existent,but sometimes because the problem is so rare,the rare cases where bullying happens could be worse than usual,because everyone else thinks bullying doesn't exist in our school. thankfully,there's an actual law about bullying in my country,making it illegal and bullies who break this rule are sure to be charged eventually.

Submitted by TheNewGuy on Fri, 07/09/2021 - 10:58

Bullying at my school is basically non-existant. Everyone knows eachother and what is happening so nothing really happens here. However, even though I never experienced it in any way, it doesn't mean it's not a problem elsewhere. Most people who see someone getting bullied don't report it when they should. And with the arrival of social media, bullying has't been easier: pseudonyms allow for anonymous bullying and it's harder to punish someone for doing it on the web. this is the unfortunate world we live in.
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Submitted by JohnC103 on Sat, 06/26/2021 - 03:22

Bullying, the worst thing in the world. But how do we removed bullying? We all know, bullying makes people in all age feel sad, unhappy, blue and even depression. This may cause people wants to die or doing bad things for themselves. So the solution is, we must respect others, and the guys who are bullied must demonstrate that they aren't like what the others say.

Submitted by ChungMaster on Thu, 03/04/2021 - 14:25

I believe that bullying is extremely detrimental to the current economic state of the world without bullying I believe we could really make the world a better place

Submitted by Msharymnn on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 17:32

Where I live bullying is a big problem and it spreads a lot in my country bullying is very very famous and it always happens at school they count it as a serious problem in my opinion the thing that can stop bullying in school is nothing literlayy nothing there is nothing that can stop it this is like a deseas that have no medicione yet and people die from it they really die inside I really hate bullying because I was a victim some day but now I don’t care about that type of people
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Submitted by JoModerator on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 07:38

Hi Msharymnn,

We're really sorry to hear that there is bullying at your school. It's very important to tell an adult that you trust, like a parent or teacher, when someone is bullying you or someone you know. We hope the situation gets better for you.


Best wishes,

Jo (LearnEnglish Teens team)

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Submitted by IGYOON on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 10:42

In my school bullying is done by the seniors. We are bound to do everything our seniors ask us to do. And if we cannot do them they give us punishments and also starts bullying.

Submitted by editor_rachael on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 13:36



We're sorry to hear there's bullying at your school! Please be sure to tell an adult you trust about this so that they can try ro help you with the situation. We hope it improves soon!


Best wishes,


LearnEnglish Teens team

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Submitted by santoso1234567 on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 06:33

In my school, there is a lot of bullying especially when my school is filled with only boys. One of my friends gets physically bullied every day for having a small body. My classmate keeps slamming his face into a table and untying his shoes. He still pretend like it's normal and my classmates keeps saying they were only kidding. I think that this type of bullying can damage someone's personality and the damage can be short term or it can be long term. Some people bring thetraumatic experiences until they are adults. I think that this type of bullying should be stopped. I think that my classmates who did this deserved to be kicked out of the school.

Submitted by editor_rachael on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 12:57

Hi santoso1234567,


We're really sorry to hear your friend is having this experience. Remember, it's very important to tell an adult that you trust, like a parent or teacher, when someone is bullying you or someone you know. We hope the situation gets better soon!


LearnEnglish Teens team

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Submitted by yare8p on Fri, 05/15/2020 - 23:30

Bullying is very common in my school, but it looks like students take it like something normal, at least at my shcool. Students who are bullied seem to live a normal life but that´s not true. What we can do to stop bullying is to make aware the kids since they are in kinder garden, probably they should take a half hour class every day about this topic.

Submitted by Wilbert1 on Mon, 05/11/2020 - 03:14

Since I have memory in the schools where I have studied, there is bullying according to my country, that makes the boys have a harder character or they defend themselves, until there are hardly any cases like what has just been read in the article, it is terrible to know. We must stop it.
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Submitted by Giovannichoi on Tue, 05/12/2020 - 13:03

Hi Wilbert1! I'm with you on your idea! I really hope the bullying disappear in the whole world, as fast as it can. how about you?

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Submitted by Giovannichoi on Sun, 04/12/2020 - 09:59

Stop!!!! Bullying Is Causing Depression and Suicide! In my country, Korea, there are many people and students who bullying the other with these: physical, verbal, and social. Unfortunately, there were several bullying in my school, too. And I think WE can do something to stop bullying other friends. First, the managers of Internet cafés, websites and blogs have to control and delete some vicious comments of actor or entertainer. There were several famous people who suicide. And for parents, they should protect their children and make a limit of using the smartphone chatting and adding comments on someone's opinions. So I mean parents have to know if their children is being bullied, or bullying other people. And at last, for students, you should report to your teacher if you know someone is being bullied. Tell teachers, families, and parents. There was student who was teached by my teacher at past, he was being bullied and had to transfer school. So personally, I can strongly say that you should think another people's mind and tell the adults if someone's bullying. He/she will feel really upset and sad at that point.

Submitted by Elife on Tue, 02/11/2020 - 22:42

In my school, bullying is common, I think the reason why are people bullying at my school is the difference, for example; different styles, different labels of shoes and many others. Personally, I believe that parents should explain and guide their children about the importance of respect.

Submitted by Aaron on Tue, 12/17/2019 - 07:00

everyone has a good memory at school, but beside that it also has misfortune during that time. it not new to us - schools violence. when I was a student, seeing so many cases of fighting in and out school. there is many reasons but in my opinion, the most outstanding is that this persons does not have good eyesight and looks bashful or weak and want to bullying them. and a fairly common cause is the senior bully the rookies. when have some new students move to their school’s and they were beginning to bully them. bullied person felt intermingle and did not want to come to school. what can school do to stop that? I of the opinion that teachers need to talk about the bad consequences of violence. regularly attention to their students when having signs of unusual comprehensive and should talking with them to prevent bad behavior. if everyone unite to stop the school violence , everyone has a good memory at school. ( this is my writing, if having mistake with words or grammar , please give me advice, thanks)
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Submitted by Tina - Coordinator on Tue, 12/17/2019 - 09:44

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Submitted by Thu on Sun, 08/11/2019 - 08:13

In my place, Primary School doesn't have the bully, but the Secondary School is maybe, it happened in my class, it was my classmate. I didn't know what did she do but the bully said don't play, don't talk, don't help and even don't smile with her. All the bully in my class is all bad study but fortunately, I have my friends, they like my sisters. I won't know what to do if I without them. But in general, if you being bullying, you need to find help with your good friends or teachers. I'll give you guys a "Fighting" for your school time. : )

Submitted by Mihael on Thu, 02/28/2019 - 13:59

I bullied at school when I was junior high school. I dunno know why people around me can be so wicked like that just because I'm a little bit poor people than the others. I think, people awarness should be increase, both teacher and students.

Submitted by editor_rachael on Sat, 03/02/2019 - 15:35

Hi Mihael,


Sorry to hear that you were bullied - we hope you were able to get some help at the time. We completely agree, everyone's awareness needs to be raised about this issue!


Best wishes,



LearnEnglish Teens team

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Submitted by Youjiro on Tue, 01/22/2019 - 01:58

In my city having a decreasing rate of school bullying . 10 years ago My city having a increasing rate of school bullying . Teacher pay more attention to aware a issue in the school .as a result school bullying issue in school is decreasing right now . Basically , In school bullying is common especially physical ,verbal problems. I and a friend of mine had bullying in school . Teacher do not aware what happened after school of between class. I'm very disappointed for issue and It is misery continue for me . People around me doesn't aware of issue ,because they think next bullying is me .

Submitted by ElianaP on Thu, 12/06/2018 - 01:30

Nowadays, bullying is a global problem and, Colombia isn't out of this issue. Here, bullying has increased exponentially in the last years. We can see this behavior principally in the schools, between partners and, sometimes among teacher and student. In our country, we have had some cases of suicide of kids and teenagers because of the bullying. Some programs to prevent bullying has been created but it hasn't been enough. In my opinion, this problem must be attacked from a general perspective. The programs to prevent and avoid bullying have to involve all the actors of the situation, the family, the students, and teachers. We should realize the psychological problems that can suffer who are submitted to bullying and, we should learn to respect all people and treat them in the same way we would like to be treated.

Submitted by ovej321 (not verified) on Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:47

I think a main point to write correctly depends on the accurate use of linkers. They introduce sentences as well as separate ideas. With regard to bullying, it really means a quite hard and difficult experience. Children or teenagers who suffer it must receive support from teachers, parents and mates

Submitted by apinzon on Wed, 03/21/2018 - 15:40

I think this exercises are very useful.
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Submitted by Ken on Sun, 01/07/2018 - 11:16

You know what? One of the best ways to get rid of the bully is to .... show them bully dance! (ง ´͈౪`͈)ว
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Submitted by Genius_Girl on Fri, 01/05/2018 - 15:56

A few of my classmates got bullied by 2 boys and they complained of the boys last year. This year, my friend got bullied by one of the two boys. In my opinion, I think bullying is bad for international schools or others and The key is to stop the bullying, I think that We support the people who got bullied, respect and love each other. Teachers should be aware of stopping the bullying in schools or their classes.
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Submitted by Jonathan - Coo… on Sat, 01/06/2018 - 17:20

Hi Genius_Girl. It's sad to hear about the bullying in your school. But it sounds like you're responding in a really supportive way for your friends. You're right that teachers can help!

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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