In the past years, bullying has attracted a lot of attention because of how common it is. Bullying is abuse and mistreatment of someone vulnerable by someone stronger, more powerful typically to force him or her to do what one wants. It can be aggressive behavior intended to hurt another person, physically or mentally. The problem today has been repeated and occurs in places like schools, workplaces, and social media. Bullying can start at a very young age with biting, pinching and scratching. It gets worse, it turns into teasing, taunting and glaring, it follows as kids get older, and they start shoving, fighting and pestering. Boys generally threaten fight, name call, and steal. Girls generally exclude others, gossip, and undermine friendships.Bullying can ruin a person’s childhood psychologically, as bullying lends to change a person’s perspective of themselves. It can ruin a person’s health and well-being. Bullying can affect physical and emotional health, both in the short term and later in life. It can lead to physical injury such as black eyes, nose bleeds, bruises. It can also lead to social problems, they start to become antisocial and they start isolating themselves. That leads to emotional problems such as depression and they start to suffer from anxiety. This all can lead to suicide, which plays a huge role in bullying. Bullied victims are 7 to 9 per cent more likely to consider suicide according to a study by Yale University (Health). Bullying has caused awareness all around the world to prevent situations like suicide and to help kids feel comfortable around their surroundings. People have spread awareness through workshops, shows, movies, or they’ll have speakers come to schools to teach kids on bullying and why it’s wrong. A very influential show that sends awareness all across the world is 13 Reasons Why. This show is about a girl Hannah Baker who is bullied constantly, lies were spread around to ruin herself image, kids would constantly make fun of her until one day she decided to slit both her wrists in her bathrooms tub. After that her school became very dull, people started to become cautious of what they did but nobody liked to speak of the situation but it was unavoidable. The show gives a clear point that bullying is wrong and though you might say something as a joke, the person may take great offense to it and so you should watch what you say and do, because it can have a huge impact on someone else’s life. Bullying can come in many different ways. As stated before physical bullying can start as young as 3 years old with biting, pinching and scratching. It gets worse, it turns into teasing, taunting and glaring, it follows as kids get older, and they start shoving, fighting and pestering. Physical bullying can have a dreadful ending and that’s why it must be stopped quickly.Another way of bullying which is very popular is verbal bullying. Verbal bullying can represent many forms name calling, threats, taunts, and exclusion. Verbal bullying can affect a person’s self-esteem, self-image, and it can also lead to depression. Verbal bullying can be built up by problems at home and or other places where they were treated poorly . Sometimes verbal bullying does reach a level where the person turns to substance because they are so depressed. This is otherwise known as substance abuse, which is a trigger to people who do suffer from depression or are experiencing it. Social bullying is another type of bully. Social bullying is well known as relational bullying. Where it involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships. Social bullying involves leaving someone out on purpose, telling other children not to be friends with someone, spreading rumors about someone, and embarrassing someone in public. “Social bullying can be proactive, or used to achieve or maintain social position, gain attention, or alleviate boredom, or it can be reactive, or retaliatory, in nature, in response to a perceived threat or to feelings of anger, jealousy, or betrayal” (Young, Boye, & Nelson). The fourth type of bullying is cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is using any sort of electronic, such as cell phones, computers, and tablets, or other communication tools, including social media. Cyberbullying can be extremely damaging to certain students because of the opportunity for hurtful content to be spread to large amounts of people, some who you might not even know. Additionally, the physical and emotional distance between those who bully online and those who are targeted can make cyberbullying attacks crueler to everything and everyone around. While all states have criminal laws that apply to bullying, not all have special statutes that apply to cyberbullying or bullying that takes place outside of school. Schools may take action either as required by law, or with local or school policies that allow them to discipline or take other action. Some states also have provisions to address bullying if it affects school performance. There are many ways to stop bullying before it starts and after it’s been going on for a while. You can help kids understand bullying. Talk to them about bullying and how to stand up to it safely. Teaching them that its unacceptable will make them not do it, and teach them how to get help. You can always ask them how are they doing and if anything is bothering them. When you get close to kids and they start to get comfortable they will tell you everything. You can also encourage kids to do what they love. Showing kids that they shouldn’t let anybody bring them down and showing them that the skies the limit will confidently not let anyone ruin their mood. Model how to treat others, show them that you should respect and be kind to everyone. Kids learn from adult’s actions. Demonstrating that we show everyone respect and love will teach the kids that there is no room for bullying and being mean. If you see something, don’t stay quite because chances are the victim is in need of help but are too scared to speak up. Bullying has been a huge problem that has been increasing drastically over time. Bullying is a social problem that will not be very easy to end at all, but we can help lower the impacts of victims who are being bullied. For example, “In schools where there are bullying programs bullying is reduced by 50%” (Solutions for Bullying). This proves that there is a way to solve bullying. If all the schools would do bullying programs, or at least little talks about bullying and its dangers, then the rates of kids being bullied would change, for good. Another example is, “Every 7 minutes a child is being bullied; 85% of the time, there is no intervention of any kind.” (Solutions for Bullying). This citation helps you better understand that schools, parents, or any type, more into the life of the kids and open more towards them, so that the kids can trust and speak with the type of guidance that the kids are consulting to. By doing so, we can decrease the statistics of bullying, and leaving schools, like a safe environment to learn and to share knowledge. The way you want to handle bullying is really up to you. You decide what you do to control it but here are some suggestions. “Campaign for Cyberbullying (this website) does dances all around the world to raise awareness and prevent it. The people who teach the dance aren’t teachers, they are the victims of bullying. In their dances, they represent what they felt while they are being bullied. The cyberbullying website went on a Road Karaoke. They went to a couple of cities in the USA and they put up electronic billboards. They made a radio signal and if you were in traffic and connected there you could sing along to anti bullying songs and also find how to help.” Bullying experts say, Other ideas might like “Make the most of privacy settings. Investigate what measures you can take to keep content private on the websites you use. On Facebook and other social networking sites, you can adjust your settings so that only the people you select are able to see your personal information and posts. It’s important to check these privacy settings frequently, because sites sometimes change their policies. Think before you post. Never forget that the internet is public. What you put out there can never be erased. If you wouldn’t say something in a room full of strangers, don’t say it via internet. Even letting someone know sensitive or embarrassing information about you via email can have unforeseen consequences. Keep personal information personal. Don’t reveal identifying details about yourself—address, phone number, school, credit card number, etc.—online. Passwords exist for a reason; sharing them with friends is like passing out copies of your house key to friends and strangers alike. If anyone besides you knows your passwords, it should be your parents and your parents only.” Applying these solutions, you might be able to prevent you from being cyberbullied or suffering from depression. You might be able to help other people and prevent them from being bullied. This can lead to many people being saved and put a stop to cyberbullying.There are three kinds of sociological views on bullying. One is functionalists and they focus on how bullying fits into a society and they try to understand why it is needed for society to function. This approach will study if a society frowns upon bullying or holds it in some regard meaning bullying was encouraged at a young age to teach strength and bravery.Interactionists are another view. They view a society as an ongoing process and believe the way people see the world in which they live is based majorly on the life they have lived and the experience they have witnessed. The conflict approach is a system of social inequalities based on things such as class, sex, gender, race etc… They tend to look at how these inequalities give rise to such conflict as bullying and how those with power exploit those with less power. Conflict sociologists would also look at how society deals with bullying from group to group and see if a person from one race is treated differently for doing the same thing a child from another race did.Each sociological perspective also has a view for cyberbullying since its different from bullying. Socialization believe Cyberbullying is normally an act that is done to attract attention. Once someone attracts the attention, others join it too. Functionalism believe Without bullies, societies in school, fall out of place because for some, they won’t know who is the boss and what they should do. Conflict theories believe the cyber bullying cycle, if they do not control, the situation or take act to stop it that might lead in, suicide, and serious near-death experience, but if they address the situation and stop it, ten no one will get hurt.Most people believe the best group is the conflict approach. I also agree that the conflict approach is best because it goes beyond just understanding the issue, and its roles in society. They view the circumstances that groups find themselves in that put them in the position to bully others or to be bullied.