Bshs/325 Bullying Report

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University of Phoenix | Bully Report | BSHS/325 HUMAN SYSTEMS AND DEVELOPMENT Maria Perrotta MA MEd Doctoral Student | Danyel Davis 3/2/2014 | Gay, Nerd, Slut! These are the words that adolescents round the world hear all too often. Over the last few years bullying has become a serious problem around the world. Bullying happens when someone hurts or scares a person on purpose, and the person that is being bullied can’t defend him or herself. Bullying isn’t a one-time thing, it happens over and over. Bullying behavior comes in three components indirect, direct, and cyber bullying. Bullying affects the person being bullied and the person doing the bullying. Bullying comes in different forms and is affected differently by gender,…show more content…
Indirect bullying can only be identified by the here say of the people involved. Whereas direct bullying is more pronounced and seen in boys. Direct bullying is threats, physical contact with an increase of aggression, and yelling. Direct bullying is considered bullying when a person is constantly hitting and kicking, or making insulting, offensive and mocking remarks, or threats. Repeatedly teasing someone who clearly shows physical and emotions signs of distress is also recognized as bullying. Although the problem with bullying happens with boys, girls are more apt to utilize the more subtle indirect strategies, whereas boys are more likely to engage in direct bullying. "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me", too bad that saying isn’t true. Being called names and having people target your for how you look, talks or act is hurtful to anyone. Girls are more likely to use this type of bullying. Indirect bullying is giving someone the “silent treatment”, making faces and/or bad gestures with your hands at someone. Writing negative remarks about…show more content…
Cyber bullying is when someone writes humiliating comments about someone on the World Wide Web. Cyber bullying is when an adolescent is harassed, humiliated, embarrassed, threatened or tormented using digital technology, such as the computers, and cell phones. It’s important to understand why people use this type of bullying. Cyber bullying is used in an effort to make the person who is doing the bulling feel better about themselves, in a way that isn’t as confrontational. As many as 25% of teenagers have experienced cyberbullying, even though there is still more bullying at school in comparison to online. (Elizabeth Landau, 2013)Cyberbullying among preteens and teens has increased dramatically in recent years as young people spend more time socializing online, according to the Second Youth Internet Safety Survey. Cyberbullying includes sending hurtful or threatening e-mails or instant messages, spreading rumors or posting embarrassing photos of others. Young people who are victims of cyberbullying are more likely to report social problems and interpersonal victimization. Being victimized also increases their chances of harassing peers online themselves. The research also revealed that 68 percent of cyberbullying victims spoke up about their harassment to friends, parents or other authority figures. (Michele L. Ybarra, 2006

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