Continuous bullying can eventually result in the victim needing to take medicine for depression issues or severe anxiety. In extreme cases, some short-term effects of bullying could be sleep disorders, rage, poor appetite, depression and many more. Nobullying.com reports that, "83 percent of girls, and 79 percent of boys report being bullied either in school or online,” (“Bullying Statistics 2014”). Why is it that such large portions of students are being bullied and are negatively affected by it, yet it continues? These children are being physically affected by the negative treatment by their peers.
There are many types of bullying such as cyber bullying, being prejudice, popularity, and society. Bullying is when a person is picked on over and over again by an individual or group with more power, either in terms of physical strength or social standing. Teenagers are getter more and more afraid of getting up in the mornings to go to school. Bullying is a problem that affects millions of students, and it has everyone worried, not just the kids on its receiving end. Two of the main reasons people are bullied are because of appearance and social status.
Bullying is increasingly viewed as an important contributor to youth violence, including homicide and suicide. It is more prevalent among males than females and occurs with greater frequency among middle school-aged youth than high school-aged youth; children who are obese, gay, or have disabilities are up to sixty three percent more likely to be bullied than other children ( Sognonvi, 2009). The act of bullying, while objectionable and despicable, could be deeply rooted in psychological, social, and family issues. A bully’s psychological problems can cause him or her to take their anger out on weaker classmates. Bullies often have a negative self-esteem and low social acceptance.
The website “Family First Aid” tells us that teen suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death amongst adolescents in the United States and half of these yearly suicides are due to teen violence. Many people believe that slight cases of teen violence are just part of being a kid, when in fact they can have extremely awful and life changing effects on teenagers. It is important that we as a society acknowledge that teen violence is a problem and do something about it. Bullying, cyber bullying and abusive relationships are three serious acts of violence that occur on a daily basis in the lives of today’s teens. These acts of violence can even push their teen victims into developing eating disorders, anger issues and thoughts of suicide; but, with the help of parents and student bodies as a whole, we can form awareness and support groups to discourage teen violence and inform the victims of how to cope with it before these things take over their young lives.
Bullying is a problem that ruins the lives of thousands of American children all over the country. Bullies are responsible for multiple mental health issues and social problems that teens face today. Furthermore, it affects the livelihood and stress among teens all over the country. Bullied children are more likely to suffer from depression and in some cases lead to suicide. Bullying is a problem which effects the victim’s mental health, substance abuse, and suicide.
There are certain areas in the United States where bullying is more common; these areas are more prone to poverty and violence, which induce the act of bullying (School Bullying Statistics 2015). Diversity is a major factor that can affect bullying because of peoples’ differences (ibid). One demographic of bullying is race, ethnicity, or origin. Stopbullying.gov states “that Black and Hispanic youth who are bullied are more likely to suffer academically than their white peers” (Stopbullying.gov). There has been no true research that has proven why bullies focus on peoples’ racial differences, but research is still in the progress.
Bullying is a problem because it affects a person’s self esteem and emotional health. Bullying can cause children or teens to feel tense, afraid, and can also affect an adolescent’s confidence. Bullying can be a repetitive and habit forming behavior. The oppression from bullying can take place in many forms. For instance, direct bullying includes physical behaviors such as hitting, shoving, restraining, slapping, kicking, and other acts of violence.
Secondly, in a New York Youth Survey, researchers notice that lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths are being extremely targeted in school because of their sexual orientation. Females are twice as more likely to report bullying than males; even so, females are less likely to admit to what they are being bullied for. Adolescents have admitted to attempt suicide by overdosing... ... middle of paper ... ... Cited Adams, Frank D. Lawrence, Gloria J. “Bullying Victims: The Effects Last Into College.” American Secondary Education 40.1 (2011): 4. MasterFILE Premier.
They are branded by the fear and the intimidation inflicted upon them has reduced them to a fractured spirit lacking determination. There is only a short amount of time before the victim begins to believe and consider the words, threats, and accusations of their tormentor and decide that a life of torment isn’t worth living. Bullying and suicide have become a common association in recent years as bullying has become prevalent among adolescents. “According to the 2005–2006 national Health Behavior in School-Aged Children (HBSC) Survey, 34.4 % of U.S. students in Grades 6 through 10 reported bullying others in the past 30 days (Ha, 2015). However, rates of verbal bullying perpetration were higher (i.e., 37.4 %), while rates of relational bullying were slightly lower (i.e., 27.2 %; Wang, Iannotti, & Nansel, 2009).
This is almost half of the students saying that they have been bullies. This could mean that an even higher percentage of students were the victims of this. Cyberbullying affects almost half of the teens in the United States. Its scope, outcome, and lack of preventions all show that it is a far worse form of bullying than physica... ... middle of paper ... ... n.d. Web.