Essay: Bullying-Societal response to the problem
Most American societies have chosen to live with bullying as a normal behavior. According to Garrett (2003, p.55), this has made it very difficult to legally deal with the problem. However, the throat cutting incidents across the world have encouraged the society to come together and face the problem. It is evident that the society has given the fight against bullying a warm reception (59).
Community based organization have for some time engaged in ant-bullying campaigns all over the US with more focus on causative agents and victims rights. Preventive measures have also been explored with the most preferable start point being schools. The society has also dedicated itself in reporting incidents of bullying at all levels followed by identification of bullies and victims’ thus ensuring that justice is seen to be done.
Civil groups have also identified several constitutional rights accrued to victims of bullying. This includes demanding for full enforcement of the equal protection act. An amendment to the US education policy in 1972 conforming it to demands of this fight is also an indicator that the civil society was and still is determined to fight this crime (Walter, 2006, p. 71). Right on equal educational opportunities has also enabled potential offenders get aware of the fact they need to school together with those that they perceive inferior in one way or the other.