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Bullying Evolution: Cyber-bullying - At some point during your childhood, you may have encountered that troubled individual, typically known as the “bully” that drove fear in the hearts of the weakest link by humiliating them, taking what is rightfully theirs, constantly picking on them and sometimes even inflicting physical abuse. Well I hate to break it to you but this individual is back and is more equipped than before, preying on the weak and vulnerable in the cyber world (internet). Most recently, it took a crime wave of “cyber bullying” before our media and leaders in the Untied States gave it attention; now that the American people realize that the “classroom bully” has evolved into a more dangerously clever and sinister inflictor of emotional scars, invader of privacy and has the potential to inflict life threatening humiliation....   [tags: Bullying]
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Cyber Bullying - Sarah is an average teenage girl. She gets decent grades, likes to hang out with friends and is on the track team. One day when Sarah arrives at school she notices other kids staring at her and whispering, but she doesn’t think too much of it. Later in the day at lunch a few kids mutter nasty words at her as they pass by, kids she doesn’t even know. After school she turns on her cell phone and see 15 text messages from numbers she doesn’t know, all of them calling her horrible names like “skank” and “bitch.” Once she is home Sarah checks her e-mail to find messages like the ones on her phone, but one of them has a link....   [tags: Bullying ]
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It's Time To Stop School Bullying - In the past many have focused on drug and alcohol use in school aged students along with students carrying weapons to schools, it seemed as if no one was recognizing the significance of school bullying. For victims of bullying, they go to school every day facing harassment, taunting, and humiliation. Studies show that 25-35% of teens encountered some type of bullying in their lifetime (Nansel et al, 2001). Bullying is a form of violent behavior that happens not only in the schools but everywhere....   [tags: Cyber Bullying]
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Cyberbullying: The New Form of Bullying - Forty- three percent of teens have experienced cyber bullying in their life (“43 percent”). Bullying has changed so much throughout the years; it went from calling teens malicious things to their faces, to saying vile things on the computer. Cyber bullying is a colossal problem with teens, and it is hard to escape because of all the technology that surrounds them. Cyber bullying is in complex to do, especially with all the technology teens can use. Teens can send instant messages or text messages....   [tags: Internet, Sociology, cyber bullying]
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Bullying in Schools - Cowardice asks the question: is it safe. Expediency asks the question: is it politic. Vanity asks the question: is it popular. But conscience asks the question: is it right. And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular – but one must take it because it is right. Martin Luther King Bullying in Schools  Typically, bullying is thought of as aggressive behavior on the part of one child, directed toward another; however, playful tussling or normal childhood conflicts can be characterized the same way, resulting in mislabeling and misunderstanding of the problem....   [tags: Bullies Bullying 2014]
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The Time is Now: End Bullying - One of the most horrendous hate crimes is sweeping the nation: bullying. What is a bully. As defined by Oxford Dictionaries, a bully is “a person who uses strength or influence to harm or intimidate those who are weaker” (oxforddictionaries.com). In most situations when the term “bully” is mentioned, the mental image of the grotesque creature standing over a small child is created. This is not always the case, however. Bullying takes place daily and in more forms than physical brutality. While physical bullying is serious, there is also indirect bullying, verbal bullying, and cyber bullying....   [tags: Hate Crimes, cyberbullying, cyber bullying]
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Cyberbullying: Exploring Online Bullying and Means of Preventing It - Bullying is a national public health problem affecting millions of students, bullying that involves emotional or physical intimidation is associated with a major public health concern facing youth today. With the rapid increase in electronic or online communication, bullying is no longer limited to schools; cyberspace has been implicated as a new risky environment for bullying. This paper will review what is known about cyberbullying and what can be done to prevent it. Bullying can be described as repeated harmful events, which over time are directed at usual persons that are carried out by one or several other people who are stronger than the victim....   [tags: internet, cyber bullying]
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It's Time to Put An End To Bullying - How can a child feel safe if every day they go to school, they are tormented by others to the point where they feel helpless. Bullying exists as a constant threat to the safety and security of children and even adults that needs to be addressed and stopped. Some states have implemented anti-bullying laws, such as New Jersey, in hopes to stop the dangers and consequences that come from bullying. While most see the positives of these laws, some choose to focus on the problems the law will bring and believe the laws will not actually help the bullying issue....   [tags: Essays on Bullies Bullying 2014]
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Cyber Criminology: The Prevalence of Cyberstalking, Online Harrassment and Bullying - The internet has put the world literally at anyone’s fingertips with a vast quantity of information is a mouse-click away. Information that was once only available in obscure reference libraries or card catalogs can be accessed by everyone. Unfortunately the internet is an equal opportunity tool, and those with virtuous as well as nefarious intentions can use this open resource to further their efforts to levels heretofore unheard of. The internet is also soapbox for free speech that epitomizes the intentions of the founding fathers to allow everyone the same opportunity to have their opinions aired....   [tags: internet, cyber bullying, cyberbullying]
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Bullying - Bullying What is bullying. We might have seen it every day, and we still do not know what it is. In the short story “Black Boy,” Richard Wright shows how he was bullied as a young African American boy. However, bullying is not limited to one type of person living in one time period. It still exists today in the form of young people getting bullied on the streets, and at school. It could be very harmful, and could lead to serious damages, but sometimes it could help by making people stand up for themselves, or it would cause more harm....   [tags: Ethics]
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Bullying - On April 9th 1999, Eric Klebold and Dylan Harris entered Columbine High School and after shooting 11 people inside the school, the two boys shot themselves. March 5th 2001, Charles “Andy” Williams began shooting inside Santana High School in Santee, California killing 2 students and injuring 13 others. In another incident four students and one teacher were killed as well as 10 other people wounded outside a middle school in Arkansas while student shooters fired shots from the nearby woods during a false fire alarm....   [tags: Society Bullies]
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Bullying - Bullying Bullying has been a growing problem in the world but more prominently has this become an issue in America. In Ann Hulberts article “Elephant in the Room” of Slate Magazine, she takes a position regarding anti-bullying programs that are being made to reduce this crisis. The way parents, teachers and victims have dealt with bullies has generally been a step in the wrong direction. We have always been told to ignore people that do not respect you, when really the problem is that these cruel people are acting this way because of a lack of attention....   [tags: Essays Papers] 562 words
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Genetic and Environmental Influences on Victims, Bullies and Bully-Victims in Childhood - Conceptual Framework Many people have different views on what they think bullying might be. It is often interpreted in different ways by different people. Rigby et al (2002) cited a definition of bullying as ‘an intentional harm where the power is differential between the bully and the victim’ (p.1). This meant that the bullies are likely to suffer from a range of problems than the children who are uninvolved. The researcher’s main assumption is to consider victimisation and bullying separately and secondly to consider victimisation and bullying simultaneously to examine the genetics and environmental influences on the covariation between the two....   [tags: Bullying] 1481 words
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School Bullying - Many people do not realize how serious bullying has become. If you look at statistics suicides due to bullying have increased over just a few short years. This has become a very big problem for not only the victim but the bully as well as it affect both of them. School bullying is mentally destructive to not only the victims, but bullies because of the harmful words, harassment, and physical violence involved as well as the consequences for the bully. The general definition of bullying is, “… [This] states that a person is being bullied when he or she is exposed repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons” (Aluede et al....   [tags: Harassment, Physical Abuse] 2843 words
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Workplace Bullying - Introduction Workplace bullying is a widespread issue in which people need to be educated on in order to put an end to it. Its causes are complex and multi-faceted and yet preventable. Workplace bullying puts unnecessary strain on the employees It is the employer and organizations responsibility to provide a bully free environment for their employees. Employees should have the right to feel safe in their work environment and be free from workplace bullying. Employers need to be held accountable and have a plan in place to protect the employees from this type of violence....   [tags: Occupational Issues]
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The Problem of Bullying - In middle school and high school, the issue of bullying has accumulated an adequate amount of attention to grow into a national concern. In the textbook, Sociology Now: The Essentials by Michael Kimmel and Amy Aronson, a study disclosed that 77 percent, in Midwestern towns, reported being a victim of bullying during their school years (p. 433). Bullying develops when a person is continually teased or physically hurt, sometimes both, for durations of time. There are different types of bullying such as physical bullying, verbal bullying, indirect bullying, social alienation, intimidation, and cyberbullying (“Types of Bullying”)....   [tags: Psychology]
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Bullying and Bullycide - Bullying is defined as aggressive behaviour that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power and strength (1). From harsh words being wrote on the inside of bathroom stalls to being teased, socially exclude, physically assaulted and being hounded out on the internet, bullying appears to be escalating with no signs of stopping. The victims of bullies are often the targets for various reasons such as being too fat, too skinny, too quiet or in most cases being homosexual. Often times the victims eat lunch alone at school, stay home ‘sick’ or isolate themselves from the outside world to avoid being exploited by the bully....   [tags: Social Studies] 1671 words
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Bullying in Schools - Bullying is not something that can just be addressed inside one teachers classroom, it requires a comprehensive community effort to effectively stop bullying and the tolerance of bullying. Research shows only 4% of teachers intervene in a situation where a student is being bullied yet 50-75% of students with special needs are the main targets of bullying. These percentages do not add up. With more adult involvement and awareness of what to look for with students educators possess the power to not only stop occurring bullying incidents, but to reduce the number of new occurrences in the school’s community....   [tags: Social Issues, child development]
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Homophobic Bullying - Bullying of adolescent youth in our society has been prevalent for decades. However, today bullying and its effects have been widespread and more publically recognized. Bullying by definition is “intentionally aggressive behavior that can take many forms; verbal, physical, social/relational/emotional, cyber bullying or any combination of these; it involves an imbalance of power, and is often repeated over a period of time.” (Carpenter & Ferguson, n.d.) Common behaviors recognized as bullying include put-downs, name calling, spreading rumors, verbal threats, menacing, harassment, intimidation, social isolation or exclusion, and physical assaults....   [tags: Homosexuality]
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Bullying In America - Bullying is an act that is an everyday occurrence in some people’s lives. Bullying can be direct or indirect. What this means, is that bullying can be in the form of violence such as hitting and kicking or in the form of verbal abuse such as name calling and teasing. Manipulation and exclusion are also forms of bullying. Bullying can be taken into consideration as a minor assault but any form should be taken seriously. Whether it is taken to an extreme, done over a long or short period of time, or only a one time thing, bullying is bullying and should not be tolerated....   [tags: American Society]
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Racial Bullying - The word bullying is heard almost everywhere, but what does the word really mean. The definition of bullying according to Dan Olweus, the creator of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, is aggressive behavior that involves unwanted negative actions, involves a pattern of behavior repeated over time, and involves an imbalance of power or strength (Olweus). Bullying doesn’t affect just the victim, but it also affects the bystanders around the incident and even the person doing the bullying. There are several different forms of bullying, but one that stands out from all others is racial bullying....   [tags: Social Issues, racism]
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The Issues with Bullying - Bullying; when a person is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending him or herself (OWLEUS, Paragraph 1). This topic is one that’s received extremes on both sides of its awareness, with some people thinking immediate harsh action needs to be taken, while others claim it’s just a kid game. Bullying is in no way a fun game that kids play among themselves; it is a very serious form of abuse that can lead children to skip school, drink alcohol, smoke, dropout, lead violent futures, and vandalize properties (HRSA, Page 3)....   [tags: education, abuse]
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Cyber Bullying - Stutzky suggests that cyber bullying is the use of modern communication technologies to embarrass, humiliate, threaten, or intimidate an individual in the attempt to gain power and control over them. Bullying has been around since the beginning of time. These days however, bullying isn’t just happening on the playground, it’s happening on the internet and mobile phones, making it possible to bully a child 24 hours a day. Cyber bullying follows children around the clock and into the safety of their own bedrooms....   [tags: informative essay]
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Cyber Bullying - We’ve all heard the saying “stick and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Sure words don’t hurt physically, but to those who have been or are currently victims of cyber bullying words can be the difference between life and death. “Words hurt, and they hurt much more when repeated in the echo chamber of the Internet.” (Rep. Linda Sanchez via FoxNews.com) There are at least 4 examples in the United States where cyber-bullying has been linked to the suicide of a teenager [1]. What is Cyber Bullying....   [tags: Social Issues, Cyberbullying, internet]
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Cyber Bullying - Sending a text through a mobile phone or sending an email through the internet used to be a harmless way to communicate with friends and family when weekends became clogged with assignments and work. As technology advanced so did bullying. Bullies began to send threatening text messages, send harassing emails, and use the likes of social networking sites to torment, humiliate, embarrass or target other students. Cyber bullying uses e-technology as a means of victimising others by e-mail, chat room discussion groups, instant messaging, webpages or SMS (text messaging) ,with the intention of harming another person (Cyber Safety Glossary ,16 Jun, 2010)....   [tags: informative essay]
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Cyber Bullying - Social Networking has taken bullying to the extreme. Before advanced technology, children and teenagers were troubled by school bullies. Today, they are targeted by bullies via internet. Most people undergo some form of bullying in life. Growing up, I experienced the typical name calling and spiteful comments. I also dealt with minor cases of virtual bullies. These bullies are known as cyber bullies. I find this topic compelling because it’s a matter that has spiraled out of control. “Cyber bullying is defined as using the computer or other electronic devices to intimidate, threaten or humiliate another individual,” Admin October 13th, 2008....   [tags: Internet Crime, Cyberbullying ]
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Bullying in Schools - Introduction Bullying has been a part of schooling for as long as children have been congregating. To some it seems like a natural, though uncomfortable, part of life and school experience, while to others it can mean terrifying experiences which spoiled and characterized otherwise happy years in school. Dan Olweus, a pioneer in bully behavior research documented that 2.7 million children are affected as victims, and that 2.1 children act as bullies (Fried, 1997, as cited in Aluedse, 2006). With bullying cited as the reason for violent, gun-related crime in the past few years, school districts as well as national governments have put anti-bullying policies in place....   [tags: Education]
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Bullying Prevention - When a child is bullied in a classroom, it becomes more than just about teasing. If it is ignored, it becomes an even bigger issue. Today many children are reaching their adulthood affected by the anxiety and affliction that bullying caused them throughout their adolescence. Bullying has become a major issue within many United States public school systems. Children and adolescents are facing issues with their ability to learn based on threats of their physical and emotional safety....   [tags: Education]
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Cyber Bullying - The rise in technology has influenced our lives with the use of social networking sites and electronic devices predominant with today’s youth. What many adults are unaware of is bullying exists in many forms and is more common in the cyber world. In 2002, CBC news reporter Joan Leishman , aired “Cyber-bullying,” she describes a story about a student named David Knight’s unbearable life entering the Internet. Later in 2007, Rachel Simmons, a former Rhodes Scholar and is the founding director of the Girls Leadership Institute, wrote an article titled “Cyberbullying Is a Growing Problem.” Simmons article addressed the impact of cyber bullying in the 21st century and actions school officials and parents overlooked when they are unaware of their child’s Internet activities....   [tags: Internet, Cyberbullying]
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Cyber Bullying - In 2003, a fifteen years old, dropped out of school after a few of his classmates found a video of him and posted it on the internet (Harmon, 2003). Three years earlier, a fourteen year old girl hung herself after receiving threatening phone calls from classmates (CBC News Online, 2005). In the school year 2005-2007, some of eight million students said they were bullied at school, and about nine thousand or so said they were cyber-bullied. According to Dr. Shaheen Sharif of McGill University says “cyber bullying consist of being bullied through camera phones, text messages, web sites and online chat rooms”(Sharif & Gouin,2005 3)....   [tags: Violence, Cyberbullying, internet]
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Cyber Bullying - Going to a new school in Massachusetts, all the way from Ireland, Phoebe Prince is ready to start a new life and make new friends. Not everything always workes out in her favor, though. As soon as Prince starts dating the star football player, the threats start flowing in. The constant torments at school leave her lonely and depressed, and when she got home, it never stopped. She was getting never ending text messages and the torments didn’t stop there. Phoebe was constantly getting harassed through social networking sites, such as Facebook....   [tags: Technology, Real Perpetrators, Cyberbullying] 1921 words
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Bullying in America - According to www.how-to-stop-bullying.com, seventy-seven percent of students are bullied. The definition of bullying has recently changed (how-to-stop-bullying.com). The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the verb “bully” as “to treat abusively” (Merriam-Webster). There is more than one way to abuse someone. So a complete definition, that comes from www.bullyingstatistics.org, is any type of verbal, social, physical, and cyberbullying abuse that occurs (Naas). Bullying is seen everywhere. It is talked about in movies, media, songs, and inside school programs....   [tags: Violence ]
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The Detrimental Effects of Traditional Bullying and Cyber Bullying - Significance of the study: We have all heard the phrase “sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me” on the playground or school bus ride home. The phrase was normally thrown out to bullies during fight in the schoolyard, pushes in the hall, food thrown in the cafeteria, or during the endless teasing and taunting on bus rides to/from school. According to a national survey conducted by the National Center for Education Services, U.S. Department of Education in 2002, 32% of students in grades 6-12 reported being bullied in 2005....   [tags: Social Issues, Cyberbullying]
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Bullying at Work - Bullying at Work Bullying in the workplace is a problem that many employers will come across. If bullying is handled badly, or goes unchecked, there can be serious problems for an organisation. However, behaviour that is considered bullying by one person, maybe be considered as firm management by another. There are many definitions of bullying. It can be said that bullying is offensive, intimidating or insulting behaviour towards an individual. There are many actions that both employers and employees can take when bullying takes place at work....   [tags: Papers] 835 words
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Bullying in Schools - Bullying in Schools Many people feel that some of the major issues that plague our schools are drug/alcohol use or violence, yet no one recognizes the significance of school bullying. For the victims of bullying, they go to school everyday facing harassment, taunting, and humiliation. For all potential educators, it is very important to realize that bullying is a problem, so that they can work to prevent it in the future. Since being at Middle School, I have realized how prevalent bullying is on a daily basis....   [tags: Violence Crime Essays Education Kids Papers]
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Bullying In The Workplace - Bullying in the Workplace – On February 14th 1999, Silvia Braun, a policewoman from Bavaria/Germany did not appear in her office in Munich. Some of her colleagues found the 22-year-old woman later in her car on a service area on a highway – she had shot herself with her own rifle. Braun, an ambitious and determined woman, had no money problems, she did not suffer from any mental illness and she was not in love with someone who did not return her feelings. What was it that had made life unbearable for her....   [tags: Work Harassment Bully] 1493 words
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Bullying in School - It was a bright sunny Saturday morning. All the neighborhood children were playing soccer at the homeowners’ picnic. There was a new kid on the block; a quiet fellow by name of Mustafa. I saw him sitting with him mother the whole time. He never came to play with the other children. I automatically termed him a ‘mama’s boy’. So I invited him to play with us. At first he refused. Ultimately him mother convinced to come and play with us and that we were really harmless and that it would be really good for him....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Bullying: A Repetitious Epidemic - “New bullying statistics for 2010 revealed about one in seven students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade is either a bully or has been a victim of bullying” (“Bullying Statistics 2010”). How does a person detect whether someone is being bullied. “A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself” (Olweus). Bullying takes place more in middle school because they are trying to fulfill a strong need for power, fit-in with their peers, and satisfy their pain....   [tags: Social Issues]
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End Bullying in the Classroom - In the article Bullying: Effective Strategies for its Prevention Scarpaci (2006) defines bullying as when a more powerful person hurts, frightens, or intimidates a weaker person on a continual and deliberate basis. For this reason, Scarpaci (2006) states that bullying manifests in three distinct forms which are physical (hitting, shoving, poking, tripping, and slapping), verbal (name-calling, insults, teasing) and social (persuading others to exclude or reject someone). Furthermore, Scarpaci (2006) found that bullying in the classroom is disruptive and prevents students from learning and teachers from reaching their students....   [tags: Article Review ]
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Bullying: A Force That Must Be Stopped - Bullies are looked upon as vestibules of unhealthy tendencies while also harboring deep seeded emotions including anger and hatred. Feelings of anger and hatred can force a person down a path of darkness that only leads one way; into the pit of self-destruction. In present times, these destructive acts can cause a child to become a relic of pain and sullenness; all of these emotions create a bully. “Bullying is commonly defined as a specific type of aggressive behavior that involves intent to cause harm, occurs repeatedly, and involves a power imbalance.” (Hunt, Peters, and Rapee 156) This aggressive behavior has been constantly studied over the past ten years due to an increase in abnormal tendencies in children and teenagers....   [tags: Violence ]
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Teen Bullying Must Be Stopped - Bullying in school environments is not a rare or recent development by any means. However, it would appear the intensity and consequences have reached new, devastating heights in more recent cases. I was shocked to discover that there have been five recent teen suicides from bullying, in the high school in my current city. According to one of my local news-station’s website, www.foxnews.com, in Mentor High School (Mentor, Ohio) there have been four cases of teen suicides from bullying in a little more than three years....   [tags: Education / Peer Harassment]
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Exploring the Issue of Cyber Bullying - Cyber bullying has been a topic for scholarly inquiry, political debate, and policy reform since the commercialization of the Internet. Pre-internet bullying involved socially marginalized children and teenagers picking on their friends and other marginalized children in the school yard. Traditional discipline included detentions, phone calls to their parents, and some sort of reconciliation between the children involved. Today however, the climate for bullies has dramatically changed and the risk-reward balance has been significantly tilted in favour of the bullies....   [tags: Cyberbullying, internet] 1224 words
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The Case Against Bullying in Schools - Turning on the news, I see a clip of two boys. The smaller of the two walks up to the other boy, a big boy, and punches him in the face. Finally, after much taunting, the older boy snaps, picks up his tormentor and throws him to the ground. Rewind to April 20 1999 and the tragedy of the Columbine school shooting. One of the two shooters, Eric Harris stated in his suicide note, “Your children, who have ridiculed me, who have chosen not to accept me, who have treated me like I am not worth their time, are dead.” Experts report that bullying is a serious and widespread problem which can lead to school shootings and suicide....   [tags: Violence ]
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Stomp Out Bullying - When the word bullying is brought up, one always pictures in his or her mind a big angry boy, who picks on other small helpless children. What some don’t realize is that bullying comes hand in hand with popularity, likeability, and peer acceptance. Children are heavily influenced by other kids his or her age, as the old saying goes, “But mom Jimmy gets to stay up past 10, why can’t I?” According to Miranda Witvliet, to understand children’s peer group affiliation, you need to be able to examine children naturally occurring groups resemble each other on bullying, likeability, and perceived popularity....   [tags: Article Review]
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Bullying Literature Review - Introduction Educators attempt to provide safe, nurturing environments where students can thrive. Any disturbance to this climate can have negative affects on students’ educational performances. Bullying is one such disruption. Unfortunately, physical and verbal abuse are nothing new in the school setting, however, the rise of technology in our country has created a new setting for bullies to target their victims. Cyberbulling, or the use of any number of technological means to harm or harass another, has become an increasingly prevalent occurrence, specifically among school-aged children (Campfield, 2006)....   [tags: Literature Review ]
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Bullying: A Public Health Crisis - On any given school day, 30% of American teenagers are classified as perpetrators, sufferers, or bystanders of bullying, and 3.2 million kids are on the receiving end of bullying each year (Greenya). Some kids today wake up early during the school week anticipating another day of school. To them, it’s like a home away from home that provides a safe environment to learn, interact with peers, grow up, develop a sense of self, and make impressions of how they want to be perceived in the world. Of course, there are also occasional moments of complete anxiety: a week of final exams, a nerve-wracking class presentation, or doing well in a composition class....   [tags: Education, Teaching]
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Addressing the Problem of Bullying in Schools - It is only in the recent years that attention has turned toward the widespread problem of bullying, especially in schools, and that bullying is identified as a serious problem that merits intervention and research (Coy). Therefore, relatively little effort has been made to overcome or address the problem, which still remains a widespread social vice. This paper purports to illustrate how, despite efforts made to rectify the situation, bullying still remains rampant, and is getting worse....   [tags: Violence ]
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Bullying Research Study - Studies indicate that bullying is highly prevalent in classrooms today and that bullying has negative consequences on self-esteem, motivation and learning. Administrators understand the seriousness of bullying and agree that prevention programs should be implemented. Studies have been conducted on how to prevent bullying using school-wide inclusion programs but no studies have currently been conducted regarding one teacher’s attempt at providing a safe learning environment using these resources....   [tags: Child Psychology ] 2832 words
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Anti-bullying Policies - According to the work of psychologist David Smith, 57 percent of anti-bullying policies did nothing, 14 percent helped slightly, and 29 percent even made the problem worse (Smith, Schneider, Smith, and Ananiadou 547-560). Every day we see news of “innocent teasing” escalating into death threatening violence. Yet each day, year after year schools are using the same old methods, attempting to solve this very big problem with little temporary solutions. It is no secret that the bullying problem is not being handled correctly by American schools....   [tags: Social Issues, Bullies] 1695 words
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The Effects of Bullying on Student Achievement - In today’s world there are many laws that have been established in order to protect everyday civilians from being harmed or robbed of their possessions or piece of mind. However, in school, children play by different rules. Rules do not seem as imperative as say a law being broken. For example, imagine if it did not matter what the robber stole, but how much he took that lets him off the hook. One would still be upset that his valuables were interfered with without permission. This scenario can be compared to bullying and how adults sometimes overlook the seriousness of the effects (no matter how big or small) it can have on a student and his or her achievements....   [tags: Education]
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Dangers Involved with School Bullying - School Bullying School is the primary place where children spend their day with peers. As social and economic status plays a big part in the behavior of children. In early child hood income can effects the child’s academic level and behavioral problems later. By the time a child reaches middle school income levels do not influence negative behavior. But when the child reaches high school they could be teased for how the dress because they may not have nice clothes like other kids, or simply choose to dress differently....   [tags: Bully, School Violence, Columbine]
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Bullying Military Youth - In the previous chapters I have discussed the stressors related to being the child of military personnel, the related risk factors associated with becoming a the target of peer victimization, and the assets that the bioecological model can provide as a lens for further exploring this issue. In this chapter I will discuss the specific methods that I will employ to generate research on the topic at hand and express the possible benefits in addressing the issue of identifying and assisting military student’s who are experiencing bullying issues....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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An End to Bullying: A Look at Some of the Causes of Bullying and Possible Ways to Correct Them - Recently, the topic of bullying amongst pre-teens and teenagers has gained national recognition. Devastating stories of student suicides due to bullying have brought the issue to the forefront of American attention. A number of television news channels have aired specials about the issue, including Anderson Cooper’s in-depth coverage on his CNN program. President Barack Obama has addressed the topic of bullying, most notably when he held a conference at the White House in March of 2010. An Associated Press release about that conference quotes the President as remarking that we must “dispel the myth that bullying is just a harmless rite of passage or an inevitable part of growing up....   [tags: Sociology]
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Cyber-Bullying: A Brief Research Proposal - Introduction Internet usage in children and adolescents has been increasing in a steadily fashion in the past number of years and with the increase in internet usage, a new form of bullying has developed – Cyber bullying. Cyber bullying can be defined as “the electronic posting of mean-spirited messages about a person,” (Merriam-Webster, 2012). This form of bullying can come through various mediums including but not limited to text messages, emails, videos, and social networking sites. There is an overwhelming amount of information that defines cyber bullying, identifies the demographics of bullies and victims of cyber bullying, and identifies the outcomes of cyber bullying on victims....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Who is Responsible for Preventing Bullying in Schools? - Although forty-seven states in the United States have passed legislations against bullying in schools, many Americans agree that these legislations have not made meaningful contributions to solving the problem. In an effort to provide effective solutions to stop bullying in schools, many people point fingers. Some individuals rightfully claim that students who are bullied at school are denied their right to equal protection under the fourteenth amendment. Some others make a compelling argument that schoolteachers and administrators are not taking firm enough action to stop bullying....   [tags: Violence ]
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Bullying in School: Counselors’ Strategies for Prevention - Bullying is defined as “verbal, physical, or psychological abuse or teasing accompanied by real or perceived imbalance of power” and is usually targets what children perceive as different (Olweus, 1993). Bullying is prevalent across the nation. It has devastating effects on students each day. Bullying is a problem for all students, regardless of race, gender or class. The National Education Association reports that 160,000 children are absent intentionally from school each day because they fear being bullied whether it is an attack or just intimidation by other students....   [tags: Education]
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Cyber Bullying: A Study of Long Term Effects on Adolescent Cyber Bullying - Introduction: Cyber bullying is a topic that has been researched many times. As technology changes, it is important that research is kept up to date on how victimization can affect present and future psychosocial adjustment issues. Cyber bullying is defined as victimization that intends to harm another through electronic means, where individuals can harm without physical interaction. (Tokunaga, 2010). Cyber bullying requires little planning and there is little chance of being caught. It is important to realize that as adolescents are becoming more in tune with technology, they are engaged in many more activities that are online based, therefore spending more time online....   [tags: Internet, Cyberbullying]
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Who is Responsible for Preventing Bullying in Schools? - Most adults when reflecting on their school days, may evoke imagery of the taller than average, out of form classmate, chuckling along the hallways carelessly. Like an alligator ready to prance on his prey, he seeks students that appear smaller and weaker to tease and forcefully take their possessions. The appropriate term to describe the student who performed these menacing acts is a bully. However, present day bullies may be more than an individual or group that most students dread to encounter in the hallway and playground....   [tags: Child Psychology ]
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An Analysis of Cyber-Bullying in a Multiethnic Sample - The advancements in modern technology poses a new challenge in today’s youth, affecting not just students but adults and teachers alike in combating what is popularly known as cyber-bullying. Cyber-bullying emerged from the anonymity technology provides bullies, the victims’ would receive repeated taunts, flames, in the form of emails, text messages, messages lefts on the victims’ social networking sites up to exclusion from those media sites. Goebert, D., Else, I., Matsu, C., Chung-Do, J., and Chang, J.Y., (2011) looked into the effects of cyber bullying on the mental health of ethnic high school students....   [tags: Technology ]
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Child and Adolescent Development: Bullying and Victimization - Publication Information: The Publication “Understanding Bullying and Victimization During Childhood and Adolescence: A Mixed Methods Study” was originally published in a journal called Child Development. The study’s place of publication was at The University of California at Riverside. The original date of publication for this study was in the January/February 2011 issue. The study was first published in print, but was made available on the web on February 3rd, 2011 (Guerra, Williams, Sadek, 2011) Intended Audience: “Understanding Bullying and Victimization During Childhood and Adolescence: A Mixed Methods Study” is published in a journal with a variety of readers....   [tags: Adolescent Behavior]
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Bullying in Britain Today - Bullying in Britain Today Since the time of the Neanderthals, aggressive and violent behaviour has been a human trait. In the past, this has channelled into wars, for example, the English Civil war, caused partly by demanding money from people in the form of taxes, and burning peoples property, which is similar to playground bullying. It is possible to class tyrants as a form of bullying, causing unhappiness like bullies, just on a larger scale. Saddam Hussain is an example of forcing people to suffer and live in fear....   [tags: Papers] 505 words
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Bullying in our Schools - Bullying in our Schools Bullies are an inextricable element of classroom culture, and they have been since long before it occurred to an educational expert to author a study about them. For a long time, the attitude toward bullying was that it is simply a natural part of the school experience – with so many children together, some would say it is unavoidable – but that it was mostly harmless and that the children would grow out of it. The events of April 20th, 1999 demonstrated just how dangerous that way of thinking was....   [tags: Violence Education Bullies Essays]
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Bullying and School Violence - Missing Works Cited Bullying and School Violence      The article title states exactly what the article talks about, the many different cases of bullying and violence in schools. The title tells you exactly what to expect from the abstract but does not give away any information on what it includes. The author did a good job deciding on the title because although it is simple, it grabs your attention, it certainly did mine. Bullying is a very common happening among young children so the title having the word bully in it, draws your attention....   [tags: School Violence essays research papers] 705 words
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