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Adults, as well as students themselves, can make a difference by banning together to make a change. In order to confront bullying, the problem has to be made known. Because of the wide-spread issue, teachers and school officials have been trained how to handle bullies and difuse intense situations. In the event the problem escalates beyond control, there are laws that have been put in place for the protection of students. Although there has been much effort put forth to implament new anti-bullying laws, they lack effectiveness, due to minimal sanctions or incentives, thus leaving implamentation and enforcement in question.
Not only is it happening in our schools and social networks, but also in the work place. The various types of bullying that exist and the attempt to entirely eliminate them is not achievable because of individual and environmental factors. Human nature will never change. You can observe children and create guidelines to reduce bullying, but there will always be egotistical, hostile individuals in society. It is a vicious cycle that cannot be broken because victims do not take a stand due to fear, retaliation, and consequences.
Why do students bully? Why are students targeted by bullying?”( pacer.org, 2013).The thing with children is that they never think anyone is going to... ... middle of paper ... ...reat other how you would want to be treated. To help Antonio change his ways from a former bully I would implement a plan of action. My plan will be to first promote a school wide awareness of bullying, make the student body aware that bullying will not be tolerated and work with Antonio to come up with a schedule that will keep him busy and on the right track. Works Cited Bullyingstatistics.org.
Stop Bullying, Harassment, and Anti-Bully in School/Work. 2013. Web. 29 April 2014. http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/teenage-bullying.html “Effects of Bullying.” U.S. Department of Health and Services. Web.
Victims need to be taught to stand up for themselves. The only way bullying is going to stop is if we remove its power by teaching victims and leveling the playing field. The idea that American schools often fail to realize is that bullying is almost never just between two kids. There are often a pack of bullies or even more common bystanders that encourage and “add fuel to the fire.” In one study results, “showed that bystanders were involved in... ... middle of paper ... ...chers have heavier workloads or have less support by their administrators they are usually less empathetic to victims. Now not only are teachers connected to bullying incidents but so are administrators.
Those who are raised in poverty or who have no good role models will frequently suffer due to the lack of examples of adults in productive roles. If the “coolest” guy in the neighborhood is a gang member, then his or her bullying behavior will be emulated by the children in the neighborhood, continuing the cycle of abuse. This pattern usually leads to other negative traits such as becoming easily provoked and developing an inability to solve problems effectively. When these traits are continued in the school system, they are compounded by peer-pressure and the lack of faculty support. The bullies soon learn that they are free to abuse whomever they wish, and although faculty and staff help when they can, there are simply not enough resources necessary to catch and prevent bullies from targeting their peers (Bennett-Johnson, June 2004 p199).
As stated on stopbullying.gov: Lack of self-esteem, depression, difficulty forming healthy relationships, and suicide are all effects bullying has on a child. With such extreme “symptoms” you might think you’d notice immediately if your child becomes the victim, but this is not always true. Majority of children won’t even bring up the issue of bullying to an adult or parent. Many children want to impress the parents or are embarrassed by the fact they are unpopular or made fun of at school. Here are some signs you should look for: Unexplainable bruising or injuries.