10 May 2013 Bullying Everyone has dealt with bullies in one way or another throughout their lives. In this new age of technology, bullying has taken on a new form, cyber-bullying. The National Crime Prevention Council’s definition of cyber-bullying is “when the internet, cell phones or other devices are used to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person.” Statistics show that this trend is escalating at an alarming rate. Cyber-bullying is a major problem affecting students and young adults these days. Some of the methods used by cyber-bullies are continuing to email when not wanted, making threats or sexual comments, and using hate speech. Cell phones are another way cyber-bullying occurs, not only with repeated harassing phone calls but also with text messages as well. Cyber-bullies are able to hide their identities and it is easier for them to make threats or hurtful comments electronically when they cannot be seen or heard. These two types of technology can allow the cyber-bullies to maintain some anonymity. Vicious gossip can lead to other people believing the rumors and also disliking the victim. Cyber-bullying can lead to a person moving away to attend a different school or running away from home, just to escape this disturbing threat. Severe depression and even suicide are, unfortunately, very real consequences of cyber-bullying. Victims must be encouraged to tell someone about cyber-bullying. Unfortunately, the victims are afraid to tell anyone because they may be lying. The fear and embarrassment often keeps the victim from reporting cyber-bullying to a parent, teacher or authority figure. Teenagers often know more about computers and cell phones than their parents, making it easier to misuse these devices. More open communication between parents and children can make it easier for a victim to report it. School officials must have the authority to discipline students for cyber-bullying. This can serve to decrease the number of incidents and to allow the victims to feel more comfortable in reporting cyber-bullying to a teacher, counselor, or other school official.
Bullying: taking over our schools
Almost all schools in New Zealand have cases of bullying. Each school is different as is each student. The students have different backgrounds regarding family, illnesses and education. Each case of bullying is different; they have different outcomes and different causes. The most common cause of bullying is jealousy. In Intermediate the words used are not as powerful as the words said at high school, so the students at high school generally have more of a drastic…
Essay 3 (Cause and Effect Paper)
Bullying – No More a Kids Play
For centuries bullying has been around and entrenched into the fabric of the society as a harmless rite of passage, a normal and unavoidable part of growing up. Taunts, social isolation, rejection, gossip, pushing, shoving, and tripping were often dismissed as child's play or simply kids being kids (Mellisa Hopkins). Comments like “you have to be strong”, “it’s just one of those things”, you’ll get over it”, was…
1 May 2015
Bullying has become one of the largest on-going growing problems within our society today. Statistics from Family First Aid, about 30 percent of teenagers in the U.S. have been involved in bullying. It has evolved from just the mere average big kid picking on the small kid on the playground. Bullying has long lasting effects that have a great impact on the victim’s life. First, what is bullying? Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior among school…
Forms of Abuse and Neglect
Abuse and neglect are both forms of maltreatment of a child.
There are four forms of abuse inflicted on a child they are defined in the Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010
1. Physical abuse
2. Emotional abuse
3. Sexual abuse
Bullying is not classed as a form of abuse in working together but bullying can be made up of one or two three or all of the above definitions so we will include bullying but let’s first take a…
his fingers on the trigger and places the gun on his temple. Is it really worth it? No, never. Millions of teenagers contemplate about suicide everyday under the worst circumstances. Some even go through with it and manage to succeed. From ages 10-24 years of age, an astonishing 4,600 teenagers manage to actually commit suicide (Teen Suicide Statistics). No matter what the source, suicide should never be an option and should never be a solution to a problem. Teen suicide, an increasing problem because…
Cyber Bullying: The New Abuse of the Modern World
Young people today are using the Internet more than ever. They view the Internet and even more so the mobile phones as positive aspects of our society. The internet and mobile phone systems are the two biggest systems of communication which play a crucial role in our daily activities and development of identities. On the other hand, these same technologies are also often used negatively. Many children are the targets of bullying via the internet…
Bullying: An Epidemic among Youth
Clark State Community College
Bullying is an ongoing problem that affects many children in grades kindergarten through high school. Boyd (2014) states, “Although scholars have examined different aspects of youth-related meanness and cruelty over the past four decades, there is no universal definition of bullying” (p.131). However, according to stopbullying.gov, bullying is defined as follows: “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children…
* We ensure all parents are aware of how to make a complaint about behaviour or actions of staff, volunteers or student’s within the setting which may include allegations of abuse/harm
* Following the guidance of the Local Safeguarding Children Board when responding to a complaint of abuse allegation’s towards a member of staff within the setting
* Our first response will be to record any details of any such allegations and refer immediately to the local social care department…
Made clear to childcare workers what duties they had while working with children and young people.
Childcare workers should work as a team in the event of a child abuse allegation.
Children Act 2004
Introduced further changes to child protection system.
Revised arrangements for sharing information.
New common assessment framework to help agencies to identify welfare needs.
Allowing children to remain safe in their environments.
Assist children in their quest to succeed.
Bullying Goes Viral
American culture has changed vastly from technology. The last decade and a half have brought The United States into a period know as “The Digital Age.” From the start of this Digital Age, bullying has increased drastically through the use of social media sites. Children and young adults are cowering behind computer screens and damaging other’s lives; meanwhile, the older generations aren’t noticing. Young children growing up in the Digital Age are the first to experience…