Bullying We see kids on a daily basis 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 being condemned it will lead those negative effects to be a part of our future. Defining bullying requires one to set it apart from peer-conflict, and to take into account that bullying comes in many types, effects, and causes. Bullying happens in many types of ways, but three major ways are as follows: verbal, physical, and cyber. Bullying is a constant problem and starts out with annoying comments, such as “where did you get your outfit the second hand store”, or “your stupid no one likes you”, and even having someone spread around things like “she’s easy she’ll sleep with anyone”. Nevertheless “Verbal bullying consist of the following but not limited to, threats, taunting, insults, name calling, teasing about /clothes/looks/possessions, gossiping, starting rumors, giving derogatory nicknames, giving orders, and making threats to secure silence” (All Types). Words may not be physical but when kids already have insecurities about themselves, words can leave deep scars. In fact, there is a saying “sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt” this is more or less backwards. Because physical damages sustained actually heal, where-as words damages self-concepts to their identities which may never heal. When someone has physical signs of bullying like cuts, bruises, torn clothes or personal belongings missing this tends to be looked at as over active play or childish games. Consequently, many times this is due to someone being bullied. For example, the bully wants something the victim has such as, lunch money, shoes, iPod or headphones. And the victim refuses to hand it over so the bully starts by pushing, shoving or even hitting until the victim finally gives in. “Physical bullying consist of, but not limited to physical violence, theft, destruction of property, expressing physical superiority, making threatening gestures, defacing property, pushing shoving, taking small items from others, initiating fights, scratching, tripping, assaulting, pinching, biting pushing and hitting” (All Types). Most of the time those who are preforming the bullying act are much stronger physically and mentally, and those who are being bullied are neither strong nor popular. Many times those being physically bullied don’t tell or let it be known because of fear that the physical happening may become a lot worse. Cyber bullying is relatively a new pervasive form of bullying that is rapidly effecting today’s youth. For instance, bullies obtain cell phone numbers, e-mail addresses or even screen-names which allows them to send messages that are insulting, hurtful, and degrading. And with today’s technology they are able to send it to the victim and a number of others to view as well. “Cyber bullying consists of but not limited to, using the internet, a mobile phone or other technology to hurt someone or embarrass them” (All Types). Many children especially teens are victims because most of them have cell phones and internet access. We live in age of Facebook and Twitter, where everything is public and nothing is off limits. This type of bullying is increasing mostly due to the fact that there has a certain amount of anonymity that is involved in working on the internet. Strangers can say anything to one another without fearing any physical confrontation. Not only can insults and threats be posted, but in the cyber world there is the ability to also
Comparison of Traditional and Online Classes
With the development of the Internet technology, Internet is becoming an important part of modern life. Therefore, many people have been taking online classes. According to the research of the U.S. Department of Education, there were more than 12.5 million students who took online classes in the fall of 2012. In past years, when people needed to learn a new skill, they usually take traditional classes. Traditional classes and online classes are two kinds…
Traditional Bullying VS Cyber Bullying
The article I chose to discuss is Cyber bullying has a broader impact than traditional bullying. I chose this particular article because I too agree that cyber bullying has a greater impact, the statics in the past and present shows proof of this statement. Cyber bullying which is the use of electronic communication to bully an individual typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature…
Bullying: A Growing Epidemic
Bullying: A Growing Epidemic
Every day, someone, somewhere is being bullied or harassed. With each occurrence the victim is usually tortured or demoralized and loses their sense of hope. When this take place the victim may or may not seek out help or isn’t aware that help is available. Without support, some victims may feel helpless and eventually will seek out a solution to their problem. Sometimes the fear a bully…
Every day children suffer the devastating consequences which result from bullying not only in our schools but everywhere else. Bullying affects not only the children involved, but also has a negative impact on the entire environment. People have to live in fear, as they think that they will be the next victims of this horrific act.
People may not realize the consequences and the effect their words may have on people or how much it can impact their life. Your tongue is a lethal weapon which…
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, Bullying can begin as early as preschool…
Bullying is a deliberate act to hurt someone physically, verbally or psychologically.
Bullying is an issue of power.
Bullying is when individuals or groups persistently over a period of time, behave in ways, which cause another person to feel hurt, physically or non-physically.
Verbal bullying - such as name calling or put downs,
Physical bullying - being punched
Social bullying – playing nasty jokes
Psychological bullying - you are given dirty looks
Cyber bullying - Using technology (texting…
What is bullying?
According to preventingbullying.promoteprevent.org, bullying is a repeated aggressive behavior where one person (or group of people) in a position of power deliberately intimidates, abuses, or coerces an individual with the intention to hurt that person physically or emotionally. Acts of bullying can be physical or verbal. Many young people can be unkind to each other during adolescence as they refine social skills and grow into adults. While these…
gov, n.d.) cyber-bullying as a type of bullying “that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.” Cutting-edge technology combined with the difficulties in defining cyber-bullying and narrowing down the crime within a certain sphere have helped perpetrators use social media as means of bullying, insulting, and…
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the Wikipedia guidance essay, see Wikipedia:WikiBullying
Bullying is detrimental to students’ well-being and development.
Bullying is the use of force or coercion to abuse or intimidate others. The behavior can be habitual and involve an imbalance of social or physical power. It can include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion and may be directed repeatedly towards…