Bullying in Schools Before we can discuss the different types of bullying, we must first have an understanding of what bullying is. Bullying is an aggressive behavior that involves unwanted negative actions; a pattern of behavior repeated over time and involves an imbalance of power or strength. Bullying has many different versions. It can include physical which consists of hitting, slapping, and shoving in a hurtful way, just to name a few. There's also verbal, and some examples of this are name calling, put downs, threats and intimidation.
A major total of 71 percent of children have reported that bullying is a problem at their school and 15 percent of all school absentees are directly related to bullying. Every month 282,000 secondary school students are physically attacked. “Bullycide” remains to be the leading cause of deaths of children 14 years of age and younger, while the numbers remain low they are indeed “creeping up”. Suicide rates among 10-14 year olds have increased by 50 percent in the past three decades and in 2005 270 ten to four-teen year old children killed themselves due to bullying, most by hanging. All of these statistics are too high and most are escalating every day, society has to put an end to this trend and
Example: child X (being the bully) jokes with child V (the victim) and child V is offended by X’s joke. Such type of bullying affects both the victim and the “bully” – when this happens for more than once child V will start to feel less confident. However, as a result of a repetitive behaviour from the child X the “bully” will be excluded by the rest of the class or group. Effects As already mentioned previously, the effects of bullying does not only affect the bullied person, but also the bully him/herself. However another bracket of people who are affected by the action of bullying are the people witnessing the actual bullying.
Physical bullying includes any physical contact that would hurt or injure a person. Then one of the most common is verbal bullying which includes name calling, making offensive remarks, or joking about the way someone looks. Indirect bullying includes spreading rumors or telling others about something that was told to you in private. Social alienation is when a bully excludes someone from the group on purpose. Intimidation is when a bully threatens someone in to doing what they want and last but not least is cyber bullying, which is close to being the most common, is done by sending messages, pictures, or information using an electronic source such as computer or cell phones.
“Bully Pulpit” No child should be associated with bullying; unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world. The occurrences of bullying present themselves in different forms, which affect children and adults on a personal, emotional and in some cases on a physical level. In “Bully Pulpit” Rachel Giese argues that bullying is a serious issue and it is crucial that steps are taken to identify and understand the motivations of bullying. The article reveals the shocking number of students who have confessed to bullying others, and the governing laws that are in place to deal with bullying, as well, it exposes the culprits who inspire the bullying acts. Indeed, it is very important to recognize the motivations and causes behind bullying.
“Bullying is a big problem that effects millions of students, and it has everyone worried, not just the kids on it’s receiving end” (Lyness 1). Bullying does not just affect kids, but the parents too. It affects the parents because a lot of their children begin to be afraid attending school. In the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda was affected by being bullied lead her to think about suicide, scared of coming to school, and victims like Melinda begin to not care about school and fail. Melinda was affected by being bullied and led to many things and one of them is thinking about suicide.
(2013) said that, "We cannot continue to dismiss bullying as a harmless, almost inevitable, part of growing up." "We need to change this mindset and acknowledge this as a serious problem for both the individual and the country as a whole; the effects are long-lasting and significant." According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 20 percent of U.S. students in grades 9 through 12 were bullied at some point in 2011. Bullying should be a crime, there are kids out there that are killing themselves because of what other kids are saying about that person. It's just horrible.
There are 5 different parts to a bullying incident starting with the bullies themselves, which are those students who instigate the bullying behavior and benefit from it in some way. Second is the supporter who are those students that don’t instigate but they do show support to the bully. Third are the bystanders who are those students that view the bullying as a spectator sport. Fourth is the upstander who are students who provide some sort of support to the target of bullying. Lastly is the target themselves who are those students that are targeted for bullying by repeated acts of violence.
Bullying is a problem that may affect many children. Bullying may make a child feel afraid, shame, or nervous. The idea of being bullied may make a person feel sick. When having a bully in your school it may make the person scared to go to the bathroom, cafeteria, or go outside. Sometimes when you worry about a bully it can affect a child ability to do school work.
Youth Violence in Schools American InterContinental University Abstract During this paper, I will discuss youth violence in schools, and how the media has portrayed it. I will focus on the urban schools since it has the bulk of stigmatism resulting from public opponents with who placed blame on the parents opposed to the type of community these children are forced to be a part of. In addition, there is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which is the cause of many of these youths acting out. lastly, acknowledging the social groups and parents who are trying to aid with being positive in fighting those stigmas and obstacles by educating them and giving them different types of avenues to spend their time. Violence in Schools I chose Youth Violence in Schools as the topic for my post.