The Module 5 SLP is an Argumentative essay in which the writer addresses a major issue in society today. Bullying is a pervasive epidemic impacting our society today, sometimes with tragic results, including diminished self-esteem, poor academic performance, and in some cases, school shootings and suicide. Beyond the school yard, bullying lurks within social circles, in the workplace, and beyond. It is suggested that students focus on the causes of (and solutions to overcome) this recent epidemic. To do so, students may wish to identify three causes and three solutions. Be mindful that causes may also very well be solutions. For example, lack of good parenting may be a cause of bullying while quality parenting could certainly be a solution. The same might be said for media and technology or perhaps education/educators.