• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Bullying - the effects and causes.

Extracts from this document...


English Coursework for a listening audience Bullying Hi. You don't know me and I don't know you, but what I have to tell you is something that we will all have in common one time or another. The reason I am here today is to tell you about bullying, and the effects and causes. I'm going to tell you of a story of a girl who was bullied. She was the unpopular one at school. She had little friends, and the ones she did have were in complete contrast to her. They liked all the things she hated, and I hated all the things they liked. So when the person who used to bully me approached me, they either joined in or sat and watched the bully, and her mates, either hit or kick me, or just verbally abuse me, because verbal abuse is a type of bullying. ...read more.


Highly dangerous. The pylon was rusty, and very unstable. But I lived in fear, so I did so. I started climbing the metal mountain, and as my feet and hands touched some areas of the pylon, pieces would fall away, down to the ground. I was petrified. The only noise drowning out the jeers of those below was the sound of my heart beating in fear. All of a sudden the jeering stopped. I stopped, struggled round and managed to look down. I saw the bullies huddling round in a circle formation. I wanted to go down, but I was too scared to, just in case they noticed and I wouldn't know what they would do to me. So I stayed up the pylon, looking down. It was up there for about 30 minutes. ...read more.


What had happened was as I was climbing up the pylon, one of the metal pieces had fallen away, and had landed on the main bully's head, knocking her unconscious. The others had crowded round her, and one of them phoned for an ambulance. She was rushed to hospital at same time as me for internal bleeding in the head, and possible brain damage. She died on the operating table, after being admitted in hospital for 5 hours. Her mates came clean about how they had been bullying me, and what had happened that evening, and they were expelled from the school. My life slowly got better after that, but I was racked with guilt because I felt I caused the death. I was taken to court for manslaughter, but I was found not guilty. The message of this is that bullying is dangerous, not to the victim, but to the bully as well. However, this is just a story. Chris Pilkington ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Reviews of Personal Performances section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Reviews of Personal Performances essays

  1. Devised Practical Evaluation for 'The Guilt'

    Vicki and I panicked about the technical rehearsal because before then we did not have an opportunity to run through the whole play with our complete set and lighting. We made many improvements changing the brightness of the red light so that it was more intense.

  2. Types of abuse.

    The police would also make the elderly people aware of what they can do, who they can get in contact with if they feel they are being physically abused due to malnutrition and medication.

  1. The possible effects of post traumatic stress that may occur after a train crash.

    A person with PTSD may show poor control over his or her impulses and may be at risk for suicide. It is common that survivors of post raumatic events experience stress reactions including; emotional reactions, cognitive reactions, physical reactions and interpersonal reactions.

  2. Comparing The Golden Pathway Annual to Blue Remembered Hills

    The Golden Pathway Annual begins just after the war, whereas Blue Remembered Hills is set during the war. It is interesting to see that just the two years changes the historic period entirely, making the two plays acted very differently.

  1. Evaluative phase on bullying.

    him to his house and told his father what he had been up to and then I took the money off him and I told him to leave my grandson alone, and this added humour because no one would expect an old person to actually threat a young child.

  2. Describe to what extent does the automization of perception and pictorial cues cause's people ...

    Visual illusions demonstrate the important role our brain plays in constructing our view of the world. They also demonstrate the effect of context on the formation of our perception. Before discussing the various illusions, I would like to touch on the pictorial cues that play a major role in perception.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work