A single bully can have a wide-ranging impact on the student who observe bullying, and the overall climate of the school and community. Many may think that bullying only involves the bully and the bullied ;however, the effects of bullying extend to a far greater amount of people. “The supporters, onlookers, and defenders of bullying are also affected” (Hazeldon).Witness of bullying also feel that they are in an unsafe environment. They feel fear, guilt, powerless, and are tempted to participate. When bullying continues and a school does not take action, the school develops an environment of fear and disrespect, students have difficulty learning, feel insecure, dislike school, and perceive that teachers and staff have little control and don't care about them(“What effect”).
Some bullies act they way they do because they have been hurt by bullies in the past even a parent or another adult. Some bullies actually have personality disorders that don’t allow them to understand normal emotions like guilt, empathy, compassion, or remorse. I think that schools need to do more about bullying. It affects many kids and keeps them from wanting to go to school to get an education. It would make victims feel better about themselves.
Schools and communities too often stand idly by while people struggle, sometimes outright mocking the victim, or, in some cases, being told to suck it up. How can we as a society allow these children to abuse one another? Is that what we want people to grow up to think is somehow how the real world works? The real world does not work like school, and the bully and bullied alike are going to run into severe trouble down the line for what they experienced since no one ever taught them any better. Teachers, parents, and the community need to learn the signs of bullying and the ways to effectively handle bullying the moment it is spotted, or only more and more children are going to come out scarred and unprepared for reality, if they are lucky enough to make it out alive.
Something as extreme as a school shooting. Studies have shown that most school shootings are the outcomes of bullying. People who go to such extremes as school shootings are ones who were actually victimized. They feel rage. Rage is a feeling people get when they feel like they are a victim.
Bullying has various definitions, concepts, tactics, etc. One definition is as follows: “Bullying can be comprised of direct behaviors of those such as teasing,... ... middle of paper ... ...all. It is difficult to control all children, and even adults, but even just decreasing bullying could make a significant difference in society because there is much more that can be done about it than there already is. The expansion of bullying needs to stop. Children do not deserve to be left with the visible and invisible scars that bullying leaves behind, or the severe consequence of suicide or suicidal thoughts.
Traditional bullying is what most parents think of when bullying is proposed. The one question that is usually asked is why? There are many reason why bullying may occur. “Bullies may have underlying psychological factors that contribute to their aggressive behavior or impair their ability to interpret social interactions” (Bullying at School). Bullying can cause another person long or short term problems throughout their whole life.
What they may see as “joking around” can be viewed as them being a bully, and they may even be hurting someone’s feelings without realizing the effect that they have. This can then lead to school violence, which is a prevalent issue in today’s society. There are many causes to bullying and school violence and many effects as well. However, if dealt with properly, there are ways to solve these prevailing problems. “One in seven children is a bully or the target of a bully, according to the National Association of School Psychologists” (Garrett 34).
Also, respect is needed to start to lessen bullying in schools today. Students have difficulties telling the difference between bullying and drama; there is a very fine line between the two. Bullying is continuously putting someone down for no reason (Walker 8). This happens quite often in schools today; many students act disrespectful which causes the illusion that their behavior is okay. Bullying is intending to harass someone and hurt their feelings; however, the majority of the time the situations fall under the drama category.
Introduction The topic I chose to write about for the key assessment is bullying. Bullying can be described as a type of repeated aggressive behavior among school aged children where a student causes physical, emotional, or social power imbalance to another. Traditionally, bullying was done on school grounds and was easier for teachers and school administrators to prevent. However, with the rapid growth in student use of technology, bullies have used electronic platforms to send harmful messages to recipients. While physical bullying and violence towards other students should never be acceptable, the lasting emotional effect on students is also something to consider.
School bullying occurs in every realm of society. Students suffer harmful effects when they are emotionally and physically abused. Society must take active measures to end this ongoing injustice of students and help school yard bullies in understanding the effects of their actions. One in every ten students is bullied at some point in their education process (Will 1). The FBI National Center for Analysis of Violent Crime observed that the victimization of students occurs more often in public schools (Will 2).