Lately there has been an alarming increase, 24.5% in a span of 4 years, in the amount of bullying that takes place; not only here in America but world-wide bullying has been on the rise for about a decade now. Eventually people began to notice the sharp rise in bullying and immediately began to look into the subject. Upon completing their study the researchers found that 77% of teens would admit to being bullied, but of that 77% only about half were bullied in person. The other half were bullied online via social media or through texts and other forms of modern day communication. Upon realizing this people immediately began joining together into uproar of anti-bullying sentiments blaming the internet for its rapid increase. School assemblies crafted specifically to combat bullying quickly became the norm most of which focused on the newly emerged cyber-bullying with slogans like “Delete Cyber Bullying. Don’t Write It and Don’t Forward It.” Or warning children that “Online Harassment Has Off-Line Impact” this movement now has people to arguing that not only are kids today are stupid and violent because of television and their new mainstream culture, but are also claiming that increase bullying is because of the increase in internet activity. I however feel that while there is a correlation between the two blaming the internet for the increase in bullying would be wrong because it is a person’s misuse of the internet that is causing this new trend. All the internet has truly done is given people a new way to bully someone and a lot more time to do it. With the now near unlimited access to the internet people can harass and bully people 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It’s very likely that people were going to bully you anyways it’s just now they can do it while you’re at home in the privacy of your home. Despite this ridiculous increase in the amount of bullying it is only increasing proportionally to the bullying opportunities presented to those online. And believe it or not this isn’t the first time there has been a sharp rise in bullying, another example of bullying seemingly spiraling out control was when public schools were first implemented. Similar to present day the use of public schools was not the cause of the rise in bullying but they did allow people more time to bully someone and new ways to do it. Before public schools bullying was near non-existent because of obvious reasons you were with your family 80 percent of the time and there wasn’t really many things to make fun someone for; all you could really bully someone about back then was how they looked or how poor they were. Not to mention your allotted time for being able to bully someone was probably at max a couple hours a day so of course bullying wasn’t a problem. Then schools were invented and all of the sudden you had at least 5 hours a day on top of the 2 you already had and entirely new ways to bully someone like getting bad grades or even good ones. Now for the first time we see classic school yard bullying something that quickly became the norm and was labeled as building character. Now bullying was the norm and it remained such for centuries and became imbedded in our culture everyone knew there was bullying and that you were either a bully or bullied. But, that was normal and they were okay with it; because of this should there ever be more time or new ways to bully someone it will occur nothing will ever be a truly bully-free zone. Now the trend begins with the internet a sudden increase in the time you are able to bully someone and a whole new world new ways to do it. With the increased access and use of the internet people now a days can jump on Facebook and put up rude and derogatory post at literally any time of the day so long as they have Wi-Fi or a data plan. So with the ability to do something at any point in the day it is only natural that it would occur more often. So sure bullying has more than doubled since the internet but the
Compare and Contrast Essay
In the articles, “Traditional Forms of Bullying Remain a More Prevalent and Serious Problem” by Susan M. Swearer, and the article “Children Have the Right to Be Protected from Bullying” by Ceil Than, both authors argue about many different ways there are to prevent bullying from happening to children.
Swearer mentions that most of the bullying happens online through MySpace, Facebook, Text messaging and other Social Medias that would involve the use of internet. The…
Verbal Bullying Among Children and The Psychological Effects
This paper is based on verbal bullying among young children and adolescence during school. It focuses on what bullying consists of, the profile of the average bully and victim, and the long-term negative effects bullying has on these individuals. This topic was chosen from chapter 8 in the textbook.
Verbal Bullying Among Children and The Psychological Effects…
Bullying- Cause and effect Essay
Bullying is an emerging problem that many children and teenagers face. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the percentage of students aged 12-18 who reported being bullied at school has increased by 24.5 percent since 2003. In 2013, it affects nearly one in three children in grades six through ten. 83% of girls and 79% of boys report experiencing harassment. There are different types of bullying of which bullying statistics reveal…
Recognize Bullying as Harmful
When I was nine years old, I had a hard time at school getting along with the other children. In fourth grade, I was teased by some of my classmates. They used to call me names, take my money, and eat my lunch. I was afraid to go to school, but I never said anything at home. Now, I do regret not haven’t said anything because my family could have helped me. Bullying is a serious matter that has a drastic impact on…
Many say bullying is not a big deal and that is has the same effect on people is has for years and say as a society we have just become weaker but they have failed to realize that is not true. Bullying has had such an effect of society that many believe that agencies should focus more on protecting the victims of bullying, with more policies and procedures set into place to give the victims of bullying more rights and help. This paper will help you understand what policies and procedures…
Cyber Bullying a Growing problem.
I am writing this essay as I have been extremely moved by the recent suicide of a teenage girl in Ireland. Erin Gallagher a 13 year old girl from Donegal took her own life because of vicious online bullying. Her recent suicide adds to the growing number of teenage suicides not just in Ireland but worldwide that have been caused by bullying and cyber bullying or a combination of both. The issue of cyber bullying is something that needs to be addressed immediately…
Peer victimization, also known as bullying or peer harassment, is any physical, verbal, or psychological maltreatment that takes place in and around social settings like school. Bullying often takes place in the context of the mesosystem in Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model as preschool children interact with peers in different settings at school like the classroom and playground. Bullying is a serious problem that starts early in development, so parents and teachers need…
Bullying: Effects and Prevention
Bullying, an issue that has been a problem for children and young people for a long time. What defines a bully? Oxford Dictionary defines a bully as “a person who uses strength or influence to harm or intimidate those who are weaker” (Oxforddictionaries.com). It is not always the bigger person picking on the smaller person. Bullying can effect anyone at any time. There are different types of bullying; physical, indirect, verbal, and cyber. Bullying is a problem…
The intention to hurt others, either physically or mentally, is known as bullying. Every person has the right to be treated with respect and no one deserves to be a victim of bullying. Here are some examples of different forms of bullying:
• Physical – The use of violence such as hitting, kicking, pushing, pinching, scratching and spitting
• Emotional – excluding, tormenting, blackmail, ridicule, humiliation
• Verbal – calling people names, starting rumours, teasing, taunting, making…
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…