Early Prevention is Key in Reducing Bullying at an Earlier Age Starting at very young ages there are bullies. They develop early and often never grow out of that stage, but rather it just increases with time and age so the crimes become more serious. This is why it is necessary to target children with their unkind or violent tendencies before it gets out of control. Children usually turn into bullies for reasons such as craving attention, wanting power, low self-esteem, inability to control anger, revenge, or even to be popular. Popularity comes to bullies in grade school because students who like and are liked by the bully will most likely not be bothered, so it becomes a safety issue.
On page 137 of The Smartest Kids in the World Ripley continues this predicament by using Poland an example; studies were done that showed once students were classified into leveled groups they stop excelling unless they are in the ‘gifted’ group. If high expectations are set for students they will reach them, but not if they are oppressed by low standards; now sometimes people don’t even realize they are doing it but it resonates with kids, it gets in their heads and dries them to believe they aren’t any good or that they’ll never be any good. Jonathan Kozol addresses this same problem in his piece Fremont High School this time with a little girl named
During the preteen or "tween" years (ages nine through twelve), assessments of the physical and psychological changes begin to occur in adolescence (Women’s and Children’s Health Network, 2011). Consequently dealing with teens that have a lot of energy, and are discovering themselves, this transitional period in their lives can challenge issues of self-identity and independence from parents. Boredom is hazardous to teenagers’ life choices; they may begin experimenting with their sexuality, alcohol and drugs. The cause of trouble with teens ultimately, is that teens do not know how to deal with boredom in safe and practical ways. Teenagers are likely to find themselves with a grater amount of time with absolutely nothing to do, unlike adults where they have greater responsibilities, such as work and family obligations.
The period of middle to late childhood, covering roughly the period from 6 years to 11 or 12 years, is characterized by a great deal of change and growth in interpersonal skills and in the context and quality of children’s peer relationships (Parker, J., Rubin, K., Erath, S., Wojslawowicz, J., & Buskirk, A.). Peer interactions are greatly valuable to developing identity and intimacy, the normal psychosocial development of unpopular children lags behind their peers. Efforts to "catch up" to the dominant popular group of peers are likely to fail and result in even greater rejection. In search of balancing for the lack of peer interactions the unpopular or rejected children may ... ... middle of paper ... ...onships/Peer%20Relationships,%20Child%20Development,%20and%20Adjustment.pdf Price, J. M. (). Peer Rejection And Social Information-Processing Factors In The Development Of Aggressive Behavior Problems In Children.
Aggression and popularity perception have both been grouped together when tr... ... middle of paper ... ...e interaction between their personal status, goal, and aggression connected to becoming a popular student. Physical aggression was also used from students with low popularity priority but increased their popularity throughout the end of the year. Students that began with low-popularity status were known as a wannabee. These students are expected to have no chance on obtaining a goal of high popularity status. The study only used one variable to measure the amount of behavior to become a popular student.
As a result, this piece of evidence validates that younger children are falling under the addiction to social networking sites. Which results in the chronic habit of procrastination. But being true to ourselves, we have at one point in our life procrastinated because of either lack of confidence or boredom of the task. So, why is this considered such a “bad” thing? We can all agree that once you develop habits from a teenager, there is more of a likely that you won’t shift out of those habits unless you take the necessary action.
This factor singlehandedly contributes to a rise in teenagers participating in promiscuous behavior. It is seen as the cool, acceptable thing to do. Many teenagers become parents because they come from homes where there is lack of love and understanding, especially with the roller coaster emotions most are feeling in their teenage years. When a teenager perceives a lack of love they look for people and things to feel that void. Doing this period of transition in their adolescent years they look for ways to feel voids in their life by having sex, drugs, bad friends, rebelliousness, and irresponsibility.
Parents are often torn at this point, feeling a loss of control over influences and experience their son or daughter will encounter. Peer pressure now enters the scene, bringing an array of tempting new ideas to challenge each child. Peer pressure is perhaps the single most influential factor our little ones must learn to deal with. A strong sense of family values can go a long way i... ... middle of paper ... ...ssure if you want to do the same things others doing. Even as peer pressure mounts in early adolescence, kids' brains are developing an ability to help fight the temptations of risky behavior, novel new research reports.
Most of these activities, such as sports, are after school. Teenagers start to spend more and more time with their peers and less time with their families (“Peer Pressure: Its Influence on Teens and Decision Making”, 2008). With this happening teens tend to pick up on habits that their peers have, or start talking and acting as their peers do; they start taking more risks. It often seems as if “peer influence can be hard to resist- it really has become “pressure”- and you may feel compelled to do something you’re not comfortable with” but they do it anyways (“Peer Pressure: Its Influence on Teens and Decision Making”, 2008). There is a direct effect on brain signals dealing with risk and reward ... ... middle of paper ... ...opt or reject the behaviors of their peer group” when they are in a social group (Cho & Chung, 2011).
On the flip side, if a kid has all the same advantages and disadvantages of the bully, they probably won’t get picked on. The phrase “Pick on someone your own size” comes to mind. Bullies like to target someone they perceive as beneath them or smaller them themselves, because it is easier, and for them, more satisfying. As a result of all the reasons listed, kids can develop issues in their own life. Often times a targeted child can develop concentration problems and have a hard time learning in school (Jan and Husain, 2015).