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What impressions does the writer give of the situation of bullying in British Schools?

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Section A: Unprepared Non-fiction 1. What impressions does the writer give of the situation of bullying in British Schools? You should write about: * How the different types of bullying and their effects are described * The use of Stephen Farrow's account and the language he uses to describe his feelings * What David Wirth at the Tolworth School is doing about the problem * What the overall purpose of the article is and why you think that The impression the writer gives of the situation of bullying in the British Schools is increasing. A way of helping victims of bullying, and to try and decrease bullying in Britain the BBC and Childline are launching a campaign to stop bullying. Rebecca Brown (the writer) says the increase of bullying makes us the bullying capital of the world, and she backs up his statement by including plenty of fact, figures and opinions. The effect the facts, figures and opinions is quite large, as the facts and figures gives the reader information about how serious bullying is across Britain and to back it up, they've ...read more.

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The article describes the different types of bullying saying "Anything that makes a child unique is a provocative reason for bullying - accent, colour, family, religion, even being unable to afford the trendiest trainers". Parts of the article are very disturbing like the interview of a boy being bullied called Stephen Farrow. He was bullied between the ages of 11 and 18 because he was overweight. People would call him names, hit him and even fill his locker with rubbish. The bullies followed him around and Stephen quoted "I used to get literally paralysed with fear - sometimes I couldn't walk". The article was very upsetting and it goes on explaining his worse incident of bullying, which was dreadful and embarrassing for him. The effect of having a real person describe his emotions affects the article in many ways. The readers find out how severe bullying is now a days and how it's affecting the bullied children. Stephens experience was outrageously shocking and the bullying really affected him in a lot of ways. ...read more.

Conclusion

After the action taken to try cut down the bullying it was successful and as a result the bullying had cut by 80 per cent in three years. This was a main improvement made by the school. David uses facts like "bullying has been cut down by 80 per cent in three years", which proves to the reader that something can be done to reduce the bullying in schools if you try hard. He also uses opinions; he tries to make the opinions facts. Overall David uses a lot of different ideas to stop the bullying. The overall purpose of the article is to try and get the point across to the readers that bullying can be fixed and advertising the campaign to put a stop to bullying. The mail purpose of the article is to decrease the bullying across Britain. Rebecca uses facts to show how bad the bullying is becoming and wants the reader to do something about it, perhaps something like David Wirth. Why I think Rebecca is trying to do this is because the way she has laid out the article, she's also given information of the telltale signs children might give for bullying. ...read more.

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