Bullying And The Negative And Positive Effects Of Bullying

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To this day there are individuals believe that bullying does not exist, whereas, statistics have shown that, “in 2013, twenty-four percent of female and nineteen percent of male students reported being bullied in school” (McFarland,2016). Generally, white students that are in sixth to eighth grade are noticeably bullied more than others. There are various social-psychological factors to the cause of bullying and the negative and positive effects of bullying. Therefore, there are psychological reasoning about the effects of the bullies, the victims, and bystanders involved. Bullying can happen at any place or location, whether its verbally through rumors, or online. Also, Bullying can occur at any age, there is no time where bullying essentially stops. “The term bully is an overbearing person who intimidates smaller or weaker people, also expressed as an unwanted aggressive behavior, observed or perceived imbalance; and the repetition of behaviors or high likelihood of repetition” (Bully, n.d.; Stop Bullying, n.d. a). Individuals may not have psychologically thought of themselves as one of the attributes that make up a bully, but may consider how that individuals’ actions are, “ok”. There are two modes included in bullying that are the building blocks of the term “bullying”. Starting with a direct approach that occurs in the presence of that specific individual being targeted and indirectly when rumors are spread about that specific individual (Stop Bullying, n.d. c). Given that there are personal causes for why a bully acts the way they do. Youths’ environment settings at home can influence how an individual may act at school. When youth grow up in situations where they are mentally and physically abused at home they act out at... ... middle of paper ... ...em” (Luke 6:31, NIV). In the concept of bullying he is staying how you want others to treat you, you do the same to them. No child wants to be bullied, Parents and teachers need to enforce this in the process of preventing bullying from occurring. Given these points, there has not been an increase of change in the existence of bullying. To this day there is no given fact that there is a positive effect on bullying, but only improvements on how to prevent bullying. Bullying will still take place at any time, any form of communication, and to all age groups. The psychological causes of why bullies bully and why they bully others will only help with the steps of prevention of bullying, death and many mental problems at a younger age. It is a shame that kids at younger ages are being bullied and there needs to be more attention put towards those that are being bullied.
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