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A victim of bullying
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Right now, bullying is a really huge social problem. I saw several bullying incidents when I was in middle school.

Bullying Is a Social Problem

Yong Jin from Korea

When I was a student, bullying was a big social problem. I saw several bullying incidents when I was in middle school.

One group of students bullied anybody during break or lunch time. Sometimes, they even took money from the students they bullied.

These bullying situations went on for a long time; however, school officials did not know about it because it happened only in isolated places. The victims never tried to tell the teachers because they were afraid the bullies would take revenge.

Finally, one student told a teacher about a bullying situation. The bullies were suspended for a week, but after they returned to school, the bullies began to bully the student who told the teacher. After that, none of the other students tried to intervene because they were afraid of being the next victims.

Today, bullying is a big social problem, and bullying situations are even more serious than when I was a middle school student.

Teachers and parents need to know when students are bullied and victims need to tell adults when they are being bullied. I wish bullying situations would vanish completely. 

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