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Anti-bullying Programs in Schools: Are They Truly Working?

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Many schools make sure that structure and education come first in their students’ career paths. Education is important and necessary for future life, but sometimes there is something else going on in these schools besides the education and structure. In recent years bullying has risen in school settings. Schools through out the world are starting to take precaution in their fights against bullying and are organizing anti-bullying programs. The problem is many schools do not even realize that bullying is happening right under their noses: “research indicates that 15% to 20 % of all students are victimized by bullies at some point in their school careers” (Shore 40). Based on the statistics it shows that many times bullying is happening throughout the student’s days. There are many styles of bullying for instance: “while boys are more likely to attack their peers verbally or physically, girls are more likely to bully indirectly by spreading rumors about their victims, excluding them from activities, or persuading others to reject them” (Shore 41). In other words no matter what gender bullying hurts and it sometimes is more than just a name or a rumor, sometimes it’s a long-term effect on students. Children attend school not only to get an education but to also learn social skill for instance: “social skills are development is emerging as an important issue for educators and practitioners in their work with adolescent youth” (Green 410). Many students are not sure what bullying truly is, Stephenson defines bullying as an aggressive behavior or intentional ‘harm doing’ which is carried out repeatedly and overtime in an interpersonal relationship characterized by an imbalance of power (Stephenson 119). Most of the time students would... ... middle of paper ... ...d Methods Study." Journal of Experiential Education31.3 (2009): 420-424. ERIC. EBSCO. Web. 24 Mar. 2011. Hrin,Eric. “Anti-bullying program begins in Canton.” Daily Review, The (Towana,PA) 06 Jan.2009:Newspaper Source.EBSCO.Web.16.Mar.2011 Samara,Muthanna, and Peter K.Smith.” How Schools tackle Bullying and the use of Whole School Policies-Changes over the last Decade.” Educational Psychology.28.6(2008): 663-676.ERIC.EBSCO.Web.28 Feb.2011 Shore,Kenneth.” Preventing Bullying: Nine ways to Bully-Proof Your Classroom.” Education Digest: Essential Readings condensed for Quick Review. 75.4(2009):39-44.ERIC.EBSCO. Web.28.Feb.2011 Stephenson, Phyllis, et al. “Exploring the Anti-Bullying Role of a Befriending Peer Support Programme: A Case Study within the Primary School Setting in Northern Ireland.” Child Care in Practice 14.2 (2008):109-130.ERIC.EBSCO.Web.28 Feb.2011

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  • Explains that many schools make sure that structure and education come first in their students' career paths, but sometimes there is something else going on in these schools besides the education and structure.
  • Explains that many schools don't realize that bullying is happening right under their noses. bullying is an aggressive behavior or intentional 'harm doing' carried out repeatedly and overtime in an interpersonal relationship characterized by an imbalance of power.
  • Explains that school bullying is a prominent and well-researched topic and that schools and government are actively engaged in helping students when they are in dire need of help.
  • Opines that the more school teachers stick together and make their classrooms anti-bullying, students will realize that bullying is not acceptable in that teachers classroom.
  • Explains how the olweus-anti-bullying program in the high school auditorium in north america has reduced the number of children being bullied.
  • Argues that schools can cut bullying by as much as 50% with a comprehensive school wide prevention program.
  • Analyzes the effects of an adventure-based "anti-bullying initiative" on levels of resilience.
  • Explains how schools tackle bullying and the use of whole school policies-changes over the last decade.
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