School bullies may mock peers, spread vicious rumors, play cruel pranks, or use physical force to ensure to their target that they are in charge (J Love 346). Furthermore, cyber-bullying is a growing trend in this technologically advanced society (J Love 346). Children often have unsupervised access to sites such as facebook and twitter. These sites make it effortless for school bullies to discriminate other peers. Solutions to help end school bullying must be thought out carefully by all school authority figures.
In a book called Welfare Brat: A Memoir, Mary was bullied in school by boys on the streets, and unfortunately, she was verbally bullied by her mom. Bullying among children in the society is caused by different reasons, and affects its victims negatively. Knowing the types of ways an individual can be bullied is important. The common type of bullying is among children in school, which in most cases, happens physically: whereby the child is beaten, which Mary and her brother Ralph experienced while growing up. For example, Mary’s brother on several occasions went home from school with bruises which he got from being hit by his classmates.
Kenny was a primary one student then, and because of his younger age, his assailants kicked and punched him. It was till the time when Kenny complained of a stomach-ache and refused to say anything that his parents found out that he was being bullied. Despite complaining to the school a few times, it seemed that the situation itself did not improve and that was when he decided to lodge a police report. (P1-P23, Bryna, The New Paper, Mon, Feb 13 2012) This shows that the bully is persistent in his actions, despite several actions taken by the teachers in school. His actions could cause much harm to his surrounding peers or may influence others to join him.
If a teacher is not paying attention to their student they tend to wonder off and start problem because the lack of supervision. The next cause of school violence is drugs and alcohol abuse this type of behavior mostly happens to teens in middle school and high school. Drugs and alcohol are a major cause to school violence because of their side effects. Drugs and alcohol messes with students judgment, this is why students make poor choices like fighting. Another issue that drugs and alcohol do it causes students to start gangs.
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.
“A lack of consistent consequences and parenting can also lead to children exhibiting bully behaviors” (Hatter). Also, “ a parent who falls back on parenting techniques based on aggression may fit the bullying profile” (Hatter). ... ... middle of paper ... ... to punish them back so they start bullying the ones that bullied them (Garrett 28). Schools where bullying gets the most attention only makes things worse and causes more cliques (Garrett 20). When children come together in cliques they attend to hurt other kids on purpose just to make them feel better about themselves.
(http://theweek.com/aticle/index248462/the-lingering-devastating-impact-of-bullying). Subsequently, bullying is quite detrimental towards the academic development of students, as it brings about downfall in their level of performance in school work. Therefore, bullied children live within fear, self-blame, feel weak and it affects their personality trait and self-confidence, so this situation makes them unable to study well and they might hate going to school. (Alexandra, 2013) For example, they will lose their opportunities to p... ... middle of paper ... ...words:1000 Bibliography • Magrath, S.2013, ‘Taking the issue of bullying seriously’, The Evening Sun-Chenango county’s daily, 22 August. • Newlands, C.2013, “Time to get tough on bullying bosses”, Financial Times Limited, 18 August • ‘Put a Stop to Bullying’, 2013 August 21, ‘Huffpost Lifestyle’ • Sifferling, A.2013,’The Childhood Bullying’s Lasting Impact on Employment’,[Online],Available: 19 August 2013, http://healthland.time.com/2013/08/19/childhood-bullings-lasting-impact-on employment, (2013 August 26) • Terbush , J.2013, ‘The lingering, devastating impact of bullying’,[Online],Available: 20 August 2013, http://theweek.com/article/index/248462/the-lingering-impact-of-bullying, (2013 August 26) • http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/bullying-and-suicide.html • http://www.education.com/refernce/article/ref-bullying-schools/
When you are in a position of power you are always tempted to abuse it. If a bully is getting tossed around by someone they love and treated badly they will always want to inflict the same pain they are going through on someone else. While the average episode lasted 40 seconds, on one notable occasion a group of kids hit and kicked a boy for 35 min... ... middle of paper ... ... Mims 3 could be in or near bathrooms, hallways, and parking lots where bullying often occurs. Only 32 out of the 50 states have procedures for investigating bullying affairs. Only 17 out of the 50 states have school staff report bullying to a supervisor, as much as they report suspected abuse and neglect.
To bully is to make fun of, tease or harass someone who is vulnerable or just younger. As a matter of fact, the victims of bullying and the bullies are turned up to have some serious issues when they become adults. In an article published by Ron Banks in 2013, “Educational Resource Information Center”, he explained how bullied victims and bullies are unknown by the authority members in schools. In my opinion, we should lighten up the parents and the faculty
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”).