Bullying is a global phenomenon impacting today’s society in so many ways. Not only does bullying or harassment happen in someone’s own town but in the whole United States, in other countries, and the whole world. Bullying happens most among teenagers and children as young as the age of five. With social media and technology being an important part of teens’ lives, it can be used as a weapon to the cause of cyber bullying. In other countries where technology is not commonly used, verbal and physical bullying will be the two biggest types of bullying methods used. In many online cases about bullying the end result in most of the cases is suicide, where in the United States the third leading cause of young people dieing is suicide due to any
Physical bullying is more easily detectable and therefore more apt to be addressed to to its visible telltale signs. Physical bullying does not only affect the victim, but also the bully as well as the people watching. Some criteria of bullying is if it happens repeatedly, and it is clear the bully is in a stronger position than the target. The intent of physical bullying is to hurt or embarrass the victim. Physical bullying include hitting, pushing, punching, spitting, and tripping a person. Of interesting note research finds that physical bullies are mainly boys. This type of bullying occurs mostly in middle schools, when students struggle with finding where they fit in and who they are. Some of the most common reasons for wanting to bully a peer are weight, religion, race, ethnicity and sexuality. Unlike physical bullying, verbal bullying is not easy to detect. “It can be confusing for someone to try and work out whether the name calling is banter or bullying.” Sometimes the victim feels
When discussing bullying, the three major types are verbal, social, and physical. Verbal bullying is when the bully approaches someone and says means things or writes mean things about that kid. This includes teasing, name-calling, taunting, and making threats. Social bullying, which is also called relational bullying, is when the bully hurt’s the other person’s reputation and/ or relationships. This includes the bully leaving that person out of a group or something on purpose, not allowing his or her friends to be friends with the person being bullied, spreading rumors about that person, or embarrassing that person in a public location. Physical bullying, what most people think of when they think of bullying, is when the bully hurts the other person’s actual body and/ or his or her possessions. This type of bullying includes the bully hitting, kicking, and pinching the other person, as well as spitting on, tripping, or pushing the bullied kid...
The biggest problem our society faces is bullying. According to Webster's dictionary bullying is defined as "one habitually cruel to others who are weaker" Bullying is the leading driver of low self esteem, suicides, low academic achievement and depression. I believe it is a problem because, there are too many teens that are abused by bullies. In 2010 at least 3 million students reported being bully, now think of all the students that are not reporting out of fear. The world would be a lot better if there weren't any bullies on it. The underlying issues with bullying is the student no longer feels safe. The Columbine High school shooting is almost a perfect example of what can happen in the world when bullied victims have had enough . There are countless forms of bullying, but the most common are cyber bullying and school bullying. Another type of bullying called covert Bullying isn't as popular but can cause the same amount of torment. Most people acknowledge that we have a problem, but the punishment the aggressor gets for bullying is really light. When a kid has to resort to taking his own life because the pain is unbearable something has to change. I came up with a radical solution, it is a 2 strike system similar to California's three strike law.
“How easy it would be if I could glide through these halls without even making a ripple. Slide through the days, months, years of school and emerge safe and unscarred on the other side,” is what Kerbel says her feelings are about going to school. (Kerbel, 2011, p.120) Many students, like Kerbel, want to become invisible due to bullying because they feel like not being seen or heard will solve their problems. In a recent survey, about 160,000 students in the United States will not go to school because they are scared of the bullying that will happen. Bullying has gone from toilet swirling to life threatening events happening all over the world. Almost three million students worldwide, according to statistics done in 2010, are victims of bullying and two million students are the bully. Even though bullying is a part of growing up, cyberbullying and violent bullying happening in school today has children taking matters into their own hands.
Stealing, shoving, hitting, fighting, and destroying property all are types of physical bullying. Physical bullying is rarely the first form of bullying that a victim will experience, it’ll probably start off as the forms listed above and escalate from there. Physical bullying is the most telling type of bullying. If your child comes home with scratches, scrapes and/or bruises that they did not leave the house with that morning, he or she is most likely being bullied. That 's not to say that they couldn’t have fallen on the playground or something like that but if it 's happening everyday, you need to start asking
Bullying has always been a worldwide issue faced in many schools, neighborhoods and public places. In the past, bullies targeted their victims by acting tough and intimidating in person. As our society advanced in technology, the types of bullying advanced as well. The creation of the internet and social media sites now allows bullies to now hide behind their computer screens to torment their victims. Social media negatively affects our society more than it benefits us because it has created cyberbullying. Cyberbullying has become a worsening issue in our society that is difficult to prevent. We need to reduce our usage of social media networks in order to decrease cyberbullying on the internet.
Numerous forms of bullying exist. The highly obvious form of bullying is physical bullying, whether it’s hitting, and kicking, slapping, punching, shoving, pulling, or other forms of physical contact. This not only affects the bully and the victim, in addition to the people who witness this version of bullying. Physical bullying commonly occurs for the victims who look as if they are physically weaker than the bullies or appear to be overweight.
In a study done on 4,500 12-17 year-old 36.3% of females reported being cyberbullied in their lifetime, and 30.7 males reported being cyberbullied in their lifetime (New National). With new forms of technology always coming out it is likely these numbers will increase. Technology has made this an easy form of bullying, one can sit behind a computer screen, cell phone, or even a gaming system and belittle, threaten, and abuse others. The inability to always see cyberbullying, while it’s happening and the vast amounts of technology it can occur through, making this a difficult crime to stop. Cyberbullying is often times unreported so its seen by the effects it has on its victims, effects such as psychological damage, issues in school, and physical
One of the main types of bullying is physical bullying. The signs to look for is : kicking, hitting, punching, slapping and shoving against others. The person doing the bullying is typically bigger, stronger and more aggressive than others. For example, when I was in fifth grade I was physically bullied. Wherever I went was either pushed into a locker, wedgied and pushed on the floor. As it got worse and worse I decided to talk to my dad and the first thing he said to me was “ if you don't get along get it on” which I believed it means to stick up for yourself. The next day I went to school and confronted the bully. That could have been the best