The study by Elliot and Kilpatrick examine how homophobic victimization in school influence the above factors and possible outcomes in middle school. Participants were from a large Midwestern county, the students were in 8th grade and they ranged in ethnicity and gender. Sexuality and Gender identity also varied. Students that identified as GLB and sexually questioning reported higher amounts of bullying when compared the other participants. They also reported higher homophobic victimization and negative outcomes vs. heterosexual youth.
As Cole (2000) suggests, this involves physical, verbal, psychological and social aggression. Examples include hitting, threats to harm, teasing, theft or damage of possessions, rumour spreading, and exclusion (Rigby, 2007). This may be motivated by jealousy, distrust, fear, misunderstanding and the need to feel powerful (Rigby, 2007). As Cross et al., (2009) states, one in six students report being bullied at on a weekly basis with half of all students experiencing bullying at some time. Specifically 27% of Year four to Year nine students are bullied every few weeks or more (Cross et al., 2009).
According to the ADAA, “Nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder,” (ADAA). Mayo Clinic states that problems with self-esteem like obesity, peer problems, bullying, or academic expectations, can increase the risk of developing depression (Clinic Staff). Schools are a major source of student depression because they create academic expectations that praises students with high grade-point averages and disapproves students with low grades, when the system should be instead, a system that supports students of all types of intelligence. Schools also do little to prevent bullying and preventing peer problems, other elements that cause depression in students. There are claims of anti- bullying programs being implemented by some schools decreasing bullying by as much as 12 percent, but the implementation of anti- bullying programs also causes children to believe words can hurt them forever, making children more hypersensitive to insults, increasing the chance of them being bullied (Kalman).
The New Teen Age: 7 Ways to Support Teen Bullying Victims. Retrieved from http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-new-teen-age/201010/7-ways-support-teen-bullying-victims Thesis: Bullying in schools and on the Internet amongst teenagers has greatly increased in the past years; this has led to increased fatalities because so many feel that they don't have anywhere or anyone to go
The nationally representative has did a summary to analyze the percentage of students that are in grades 9 through 12 who have played apart in behaviors related to violence. The overall rates for the years between 1991,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996,1997 were 68%, 70%, 60%; and69%.This is something that needs to improve before we lose our young generation to the streets. To value the statistical importance of time trends for these variables, logistic reflux analyses were conducted that help show the difference from gender, grade, and race or ethnicity and showed high-order results. Many children have not been properly loved and nurtured and believe that violence is the only means for them. Many children are being raised by a violent parent making their surrounding a living hell and believe violence is the only way to setting a conflict.
1There are several main causes that lead to school shootings. It is hard to narrow it down to one specific cause, but the one that stands out the most is bulling. Bullying is defined as the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively to impose domination over others. Bulling is being considered an epidemic here in America and stopping it has proven to be a daunting task. On a recent survey, the results showed that 1 in 4 kids are being bullied every day and 77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally, & physically.
The warning signs of bullying should not be ignored, therefore it is important to truly understand the affects that bullying holds on children. During my research I found that children can be bullied for many reasons which many include: how fast or slow they learn, choice of lifestyles, height (too tall or too short), race, religion, where they live, their style of clothing or hairstyle, the way they speak, wearing glasses or braces, their disability or for no reason at all. One example of bulling is from a February 2008 news story about a kid named Larry King. He was murdered for being gay. It said in People Magazine that another kid killed Larry by shooting him in the head twice.
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.
Over 60% of students had cheated in the past month, which is fairly recent, and a staggering 83% had cheated in the past quarter. This showed us that cheating is an on going problem that almost certainly happens daily in Perry Hall High. To sum up our survey we asked students to tell us how big of a problem they though cheating was in our school on a scale from 1 to 5, 5 being the most serious. 41% responded a 3 with the rest of the figure split evenly between 1,2,4, and 5. We concluded from this that students don’t really care about the subject or are indifferent about it.
Patrick McAuley Satire Essay 1/22/13 Bully for the Best According to an article written by MSNBC contributor Linda Carrol, everyday across our country one out of every six school kids is affected by the terrible use of bullying. Bullying is the largest problem concerning the safety and well-being of children at school. Students complain that bullying problems have driven them to lose focus in their learning, causing grades to drop and self-confidence to deteriorate over time. Bullies seem to target the weaker students, both physically and mentally. All schools say “no” to bullying, but why not say “yes”.