Social Difficulty can lead to inapropreate social skills, social isolation, inaccurate social perceptions. In the school setting children can expearnce difficulty concentrating, poor academic performance, absenteeism, overall school climate and breakdown of school connectedness, escalating school violence. The problem has become so serious that bullying has been increasingly considered as a public health issue plaguing our entire society. More then half of the boys in 6-9th grade that are classified as bullies are later convicted of at
A Victimless Offense Children at some point in their lives experience the awful feeling of weakness and hurt. This powerlessness or vulnerability comes in the form of bullying. Most kids feel they have no way out. For some people, it haunts them their whole lives and has destroyed a part of them, but for others, it quickly subsides. Society is facing a bullying problem.
A recent article states that about 77% of students have admitted to being the victim of a bully. The American Justice Department bullying statistics show that one out of every four kids will be bullied at some time by their adolescence (Bullying Statistics, 2013). One of the most unfortunate parts of these school bullying statistics is that in about 85% of bullying cases, no intervention or effort is made by a teacher or faculty member of the school to stop the bullying from taking place (Bullying Statistics, 2013). The consequences of bullying are numerous. Children are facing physical and emotional damage.
Bullying: A Big Problem with Big Consequences Most people can remember some experience with a bully while growing up. Bullying is the act of one person causing harm both physically and psychologically on another person repetitively, and there are four types: physical, verbal, social, and cyber bullying. Prevention and intervention program should be instituted in all school districts. It is such a big problem in schools everywhere that it can no longer be minimized and trivialized by adults, taken lightly, brushed off, or denied. Thousands of children go to school every day filled with fear and trepidation; other feign illness to avoid being taunted or attacked on the way to school or in the school yard, hallways, and bathrooms; still others manage to make themselves sick at school so as to avoid harassment in the locker room.
Bullying is a growing epidemic effecting children in schools across the nation. The American Psychological Association (APA) defines a bully as someone who purposefully behaves in a way that causes distress or harm to another person they consider to be “weaker” or “lesser” (Daniel, 2006). It is estimated that more than 159,000 children miss school every day as a result of the fear they feel from being victimized and bullied (Hunter, 202). Schools in America are reported to have over 2 million bullies and more than 2.5 million victims, and a startling 56 percent of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying in their school (Hunter, 2012). In the last decade bullying has become a major factor in children acting out and seeking revenge on those who have caused them pain.
Moreover, family matters can increase violent behavior in public schools. Children can go through depression if their parents are separated or divorced, and if they have siblings, they can argue with them over the tiniest concerns. Depression causes the children to lash out at other students because the children don’t want to cause any more harm in their families. Furthermore, abusive situations are not the only cause of violent behavior in public schools, but environment impacts also pertain to the way children act. Suppose a community is large, the school
Bullying in Schools Currently people are talking more and more seriously about bullying in schools and its effects. School Bullying is a type of abuse that typically takes place at school, and can be related to physical, verbal or emotional aggressions repeated over a period of time. Some people say that bullying does not exist and it is just something made up by the media to promote the sensationalism. However, bullying is a reality in our society. Parents and educators have established partnerships, in order to promote anti-bullying programs, because this is an issue that might cause victims psychological problems for a lifetime.
Did you also know that millions of students around the world are bullied every year? B. Thesis: There are no positive aspects of bullying. C. Reason to Listen: You should listen to this speech because if you haven’t been bullied before, your kids in the future may experience it or someone close to you might face it. D. Statement of Credibility: I’ve been a victim of bullying in my childhood. E. Preview: In this speech, I’m going to explain how bullying affects people mentally, physically and emotionally and state two positive coping methods and two negative coping methods.
Most children are experiencing verbal assaults that are mainly insulting their outward appearances, threats from bullies who want to inflict the pain they feel on someone other than themselves, pushing, shoving, grabbing, and slapping from children who are more than likely physically abused at home, threats involving the intended use or actual use of knives and guns which are usually gang related, and theft. There are many students that are experiencing emotional, sexual, and other abuse in schools, where the crimes should have, and could have been prevented. There are different types of threats also; there are direct threats, indirect threats, veiled threats, and conditional threats. The consequences of the threats should be ranked by the levels of low, medium, or high. There are also many ways in which schools are trying to prevent a violent incident.
Justin Elko Dr Jason Giulio English Comp 30 September 2014 How Cyberbullying is a problem for schools? Cyberbullying is defined as being bullied outside of school through the use of technology, which has become a very serious issue, due to the fact that children, preteens and teenagers are being bullied through mass texts, facebook, email, instant messaging. Face-to-face bullying has a different effect. Typically when in front of the student at school, things can get out of control through conflicts over many things such as a girl. This can result in the student being kicked, shoved into the lockers, or having your hair pulled.