In my opinion, bullying should be considered a juvenile crime because it is already being rampant. There are so many people who get affected by this. Some are so broken by the bullying that they end up killing themselves. The worst thing is that those bullies will continue tormenting the person’s memory even after the person is dead.
Bullies should realize that this is not tolerated anywhere. If it would be considered a juvenile crime, this may be lessened. This can help save a lot of lives in the future. The younger generation will also start to become more positive. The outlook of children and teenagers will surely change.
No, I don’t think bullying should be considered a juvenile crime in the sense that a young person should be punished by society or the criminal justice system for bullying. I would make an exception for juvenile delinquents. If a juvenile delinquent has already committed a crime, they should be punished. But, I believe most juveniles learn from example and bullies might not know this is unacceptable behavior.
However, I do believe parents, teachers, school staff members and others must intervene immediately to stop someone who is bullying. The bully needs a chance to learn what is and is not acceptable behavior.