Date: 2 July, 2017
Author: James Gaines
Publication: Upworthy

Imagine you’re back in middle school or high school. The bell just rang, so you’re walking to your next class, minding your own business.

Then you walk around the corner and see this:

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What would you do?

Unfortunately, this is a pretty common scene.

About a fourth to a third of all students report that they’ve been bullied in school.

And while a single bad encounter might be easy to brush off, bullying often doesn’t happen just once. For many kids, it’s a long, awful campaign of continual harassment, injury, and exhaustion.

Even the most resilient kids can have trouble dealing with that. And bullying can also cause depression, anxiety, health complaints, and even dropping out of school. It’s not great.

So back to that question: If you saw bullying, what would you do?

Read the rest here.

Sample Debate Motion:

This house believes that doing to much about bullying is equally as bad as doing too little.


Don’t Debate If You Haven’t Read This is a series of selected articles found online that we deem reading essentials prior to WUPID. The collection of sample debate motions from these series will be shared via the Motion Bank.

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