I think that bullying is wrong because it affects everyone in some way. Bullying is purposely hurting someone in someway. It has to be intentional and occur more than once. 2 out of 3 times bullying happens in school. Most of the time kids are bullied for their appearance, if they don’t look a certain way they get made fun of for it.
Bullying is undesirable, antagonistic manner among school going children that involves a real alleged power discrepancy. The power imbalance comes about because the bullies uses their physical strength, their power, embarrassing information, obnoxious language, or their reputation to control or maltreat other kids. The bullies are prone to recap the behavior over time. The act for bullying is agonizing because those bullied are long affected by the act and may live in fear in their life. Issues have arisen whether the bully should receive a special form of punishment at a particular age because just like the other offenses bullying should be punishable.
Another hatred message today and a broken heart tomorrow, pretty soon the world will start to think cyber bullying is normal. Many people in the world use offensive words to bully an innocent person because of their nationality, personality or even weight, not realizing how much of a negative impact it can have on the person being bully. The choices students, parents and even citizens make while addressing someone could change their life mentally and socially even if that person is not harming them physically it torments the bullied person on the inside. Across America and even all over the world citizens are suffering from damaging words posted online through social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter. It has become an epidemic and has even led young teenagers to taking their own life.
Adolescents who experience cyberbullying feel vulnerable and powerless. The adolescents do not feel safe they begin to feel a sense of invasion. The adolescents begin to feel exposed and humiliated once the information is posted in cyberspace, they know it is hard to get it removed. Cyberbullying can cause the victim to inflict hurt on himself or herself by harming themselves in an uncommon way. Cyberbullying can cause hatred in the victim’s heart where he or she begins to think of a way to harm the bully.
Bullying is a serious problem in homes, schools, and communities. Bullying can have a negative effect on academic, physical, social, and emotional development of anyone involved. It can affect the bully, the bullied, and the bystander. It seems that no matter what type of research is done or how many “anti-bullying” programs are created, the problem still exists. People don’t know how big the bullying issue is.
Bullying is a serious matter, not only in the United States but internationally. Different solutions have been implemented to help prevent bullying, but what exactly is bullying and why is it dangerous? Bullying is when “one person uses his or her greater strength, physical, or psychological; to get another less powerful person to do something they don’t want to do.”(Kiva: Bullying Prevention Scale) Bullying can be suffering, incurable, and life changing. It can be suffering because the victim could develop a fear of attending school and embarrassment in front of their peers. It can be incurable if they have no social support system to turn to so they may have suicidal thoughts.
They look for trouble and their parents may promote their behavior, including fighting. The teachers find that the students talk back to them, and these types of students often have learning disabilities. They are also usually loners with few friends, and if they have friends their the leader of the pack. Bullying or aggressive behavior has many effects on the school-learning environment. Students are frightened by misbehaving bullies so it creates a situation were fear is present in the classroom.
Bullying can destroy people's lives and make them permanently depressed. Many people who are bullied end up with life-long issues. “Those students who are face-to-face bullied, and/or cyberbullied, face increased risk for depression, PTSD, and suicidal attempts and ideation,” Professor Blumenfeld said (Schwartz). Teens that are bullied, face-to-face or cyberbullied, tend to be depressed, have PTSD, and many have had suicidal attempts. Bullying makes kids feel isolated and rejected.
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”).
A bully often chooses to physically or verbally harass the victim in front of other students so they draw as much attention as possible. The result of publicly humiliating the victim is an inflated ego for the bully. In my opinion, physical bullying is the most difficult for the individual being bullied because he or she sees themselves as helpless and a “ loser.” The victim fears being laughed at and harassed by others who choose to join in with the bully. As with cyber bullying, the individual targeted by a bully represses his or her emotions. The victim is afraid to tell anyone how he or she feels because of the fear of further physical or verbal bullying.