The United States has experienced an astronomical increase in the number of young adults committing suicides. This increase is not unique to the United States as around the world bullying continues to present a problem. While some believe that traditional bullying has decreased others believe that cyber bullying have increased (Rigby & Smith, (2011). There are a variety of talks in an effort of deciding the cause of this increasing trend. In today’s technological age there is no limit to where bullying can happen, the availability of electronic devices have contributed to the increase in the youth suicide rates as cyber bullying have now been introduced. Bullying is not an age sensitive occurrence as younger children are becoming more impacted by a variety of bullying. Teachers nationwide are battling this growing epidemic in schools. S. Campbell, an elementary school teacher, defined bullying as “when a child is made to feel inferior or is intimidated by another child or adult” (personal communication, August 28, 2014). The definition of bullying is in no way inclusive. There are many other ways in which children are been targeted. According to Baldry & Farrington (1999) while bullying is an aggressive behavior, not all violent behaviors fall into this category. “Bullying includes rumormongering, name-calling, teasing, threatening, rejection, ostracizing, exclusion from activities, and the theft of belongings.” It is common practice to say, “children are cruel” however, this does not begin to address the issues surrounding the impact bullying has on school age children. While individuals being bullied may vary, there are certain things that are shared among victims of bullying. Children that are experiencing difficulties in school often have symptoms that show this, as their issues is often manifested in their behavior. S. Campbell (2014) stated “they first become reserved and will no longer participate in classroom activities, their overall performance decreases and the quality of their work also drastically declines, and the child been bullied often becomes rebellious and behavioral problems may be presented” (personal communication, August 28, 2014). As children become older the ways that the issues surrounding bullying manifest and become more extreme “excessive drinking and substance abuse” are only few of the ways this may be exhibited (Farrington & Ttofi, 2009). In many cases the focus is often placed on the victim and very little emphasis place on the bully. Just like the victim, bullies are often time mimicking behaviors they have seen displayed either in the home or in school. Farrington & Ttofi (2009) wrote, “Bullies tend to have low empathy and low school attainment, and tend to be high on measures of hyperactivity, impulsiveness, and attention deficit. While victims tend to have low self-esteem and low school attainment, and tend to be lonely, unpopular, rejected, and friendless” (p. 322). Children are being targeted at a younger age to be bullied, this means that teachers are tasked with the responsibilities of helping to empower children as early as elementary school that are being bullied with ways to counteract this issue. S Campbell (2014) said “in the classroom the importance is that students feel safe to report anyone that presents themselves as a threat to them, without fear of retaliation. I try to help boost their self-confidence and to help them recognize their self worth” (personal communication, August 28, 2014). Some studies have examined the victim and the bully and try to understand the connection between the two. Like in most unhealthy relationship one individual sees the other as the weaker of the two and thus the bully decides that he/she can overpower the other. Horton (2011) concluded that bullying someone is a matter of power. He stated that bullying is a “systematic abuse of power” (p.270). Parents are an integral part of ensuring that children are protected.
Parents should understand
effects on these children that are victims to bulling. The director structures their argument through a problem-solution structure. They do this by interviewing victims and their families and the schools involved with this issue. With this film they are trying to gain awareness through the nation and show people speaking up to fight this problem.
It interviews families who have lost children because their children are not able to handle the issues at school and children going through this issue still…
Should parents be fined for bulling?
In my opinion parents shouldn't be fined, because there’s other ways to handle the situation. Have them sit down and have a one on one therapy. However some bulling is learned behavior where it’s going on in their household, or there living in an abusive home. Kids are getting this from somewhere, some kids are hurting are told to do such things.
Maybe the child’s parents to try and find out by themselves why there bulling people. If that doesn't work they should…
otherwise known as cyber bulling occurs when a child, preteen, teen, or in rare cases adults become is plagued, exposed, beleaguered, mortified, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen, teen, or adult using the Internet. Other collaborating and digital technologies or mobile devices are commonly used to wreak such havoc. (Stop Cyber Bullying) Most who cyber bully typically have the intent to insult or hurt those they are speaking of. In other cases, cyber bulling may be proxy; this…
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Hi everyone to day we will be talking about bulling. Some of you may say think and wonder what is bulling. Well when it comes to bulling it is defined as situations were one person or even a group of some individuals can at times use violent behavior to one another. When it comes to violence among children and young adults this can then be considered to be any type of physical or even psychological violent behavior that is at times aimed…
even years. These websites give you a new outlook on life. However, there are bad things that can happen on these websites, like cyber bulling. Cyber bulling and being harassed is one of many reasons why kids are committing suicide in today’s world. Kids in today’s world are very cruel to each other. Before these websites were up, if someone had a problem in school, the next day they would have forgotten all about the fight. Since Facebook and MySpace have been around there have been more problems…
Bullying in schools has become a normal situation in today’s society. Teachers and parents believe its children being kids or just joking around. Bullying over the years has become more fatal, and in some cases has led to self-injure, depression, and even suicide. According to scholastics.com, researchers estimate that 20 to 30 percent of school-aged children are involved in bullying accident, as either perpetrators of victims…
Title: Is There a Link Between Domestic Violence and School Exclusion?
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After reading the book Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, I noticed several contemporary realistic themes that teens are faced with today. Author, Meg Medina illuminated issues like, bulling, evolving friendships, young romance, depression, family ties and obligations; what it’s like growing up in a single parent household, and being a first generation American. That is primarily why, I chose the above listed quote to write my response.
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date of birth, current address, where the accident took place, what action was taking, who witnessed the accident, full name of the person who took charge on first aid of this child, their signature and managements. In my nursery we follow anti bulling laws, these laws state that children should be protected from harm and bullying, if any child is being bullied we confront this and end it soon as we are informed, we also ensure the child that is being bullied feels comfortable with our actions.…
picking on others, calling names, starting fights, spreading rumors, or even sending threats through text messaging or the internet? This is considered bullying not “playing around”. There has been an increased awareness of bullying, especially in schools, and it’s not that it’s on the rise; it’s that society is finally recognizing how detrimental bullying really has become. Bullying comes in many forms, but no matter what classification it may be bullying affects many individuals negatively and without…