Secretary of Education Did you know bullying is the most substantial problems in school? It is not proper for children to get treated unfairly on purpose at school. Because I know that when they get treated unfairly with threats, getting hurt or becoming frightening, they are most probable to develop depression, loneliness, low self-esteem, physical health problems, etc.. Bullying remains the most significant cause for concern, with 28% stating it was one of the biggest problems at their school," Pondering Panda said in a statement. This issue is compelling because bullying affects million of students of all races and classes.
Any student can become a victim of bullying by varieties of reasons such as their race, cyber, or have a disability condition. In the year of 2016, more than one out of every five (20.8%) students report being bullied, and (33%) reported being bullied at least more than once a month during the school year (National Center of Educational Statistics, 2016). Referring, back to the claim of how bullying can affect many students mentally and physically; and also how can impact others around them. Bullied students indicate that bullying has a negative effect on how, they feel about themselves (19%), relationships with friends and family, and on their school work (14%), and physical health (9%) (National Center of Educational Statistics, 2016). In addition, students experienced poor adjustments, anxiety, and depression due to bully behavior on a daily basis.
Schools in today’s society harbor approximately 2.1 million bullies and astonishingly 2.7 million of their victims, 1 in 7 students in Grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying. Bullying can cause long-term and short- term psychological impacts / effects on someone. It usually starts at the early stages of life. Bullying can result from being raised by an aggressive tiger mom or even an attached mom. The long term effects of bullying take time to settle in to a person.
Six million boys and four million girls are involved in fights from being bullied or bullying others (Garrett 33). Also, there is an estimate that over five hundred and twenty-five thousand people are bullies in America (Garrett 35). “Freshman, particularly are the victims of bullies in high school, especially if they are small and smart” (Garrett 31-32). Many people are bullied because of the way they look, or the way they act.“ Children from violent homes are three or four times more likely to become a bully” (Garrett 30). Some bullies may make fun of people because they were made fun of, beaten, or unwanted as they grew up.
Most students who commit awful crimes, for example school shootings, are considered mentally ill, and do go to prison. School violence brings harmful health behavior, drug and alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety fear, and even suicide. Generally people see violence as an unacceptable type of behavior yet bullying seems to be shrugged off if not detected on all the occasions. Many children who are afraid of being bullied tend to skip school. In 2009 about twenty percent of students from ages twelve to eighteen said that gangs were present in their school.
In fact the most common effects of bullying are health issues such as depression, which can lead to self-harm in the future such as suicide. Being bullied can decrease one’s academic achievement such as GPA and test scores ("WHAT IS BULLYING"). Lastly, bullying contributes to school violence such as school shootings and fights. Bullying has extraordinary effect on society because it cause self-harm, a low academic problems, and school violence. Over four million American children and teenagers suffer from mental health issues caused by bullying.
Mims 1 Adam Mims 5/11/14 Ms. Heller Bullying Have you ever been in school and didn't want to go to class because of someone who calls you rude names or hurts you physically? Many students can relate to you so do not think you are the only one. Some people believe bullying continuously will give the victim so much anxiety they will miss everyday of school. Bullying is an epidemic among children that is not dealt with right away could spring into unusual behaviors like suicidal. Ways to prevent bullying would include schools should have anti-bullying awareness meetings for parents and possibly a bully box.
The dictionary definition of bullying is, “a person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people”("Bullying") . To many, it is more than a definition in a dictionary, it is a lifestyle. Unfortunately, an opposite lifestyle is lived by more than seventy-five percent of students across the country, the life of being bullied. Hundreds and thousands of children dread opening their computer or going to school because they know what awaits them. Cruel comments, physical harm, and humiliation.
(Hunter, 2012). Statistics show that 10% of students who drop out of school do so because they have experienced repeated bullying at school (Hunter, 2012). Prior research indicates that bullying causes students to disengage in school (Hoover & Oliver, 1996). Bullying often causes students to become angry and hurt, and experience low self-esteem and even depression (Banks, 1997). Many students experience problems with academic performance, interpersonal relationships and physical and mental health as a result of bullying (O’Brennan, Bradshaw, & Sawyer, 2009).
Teen suicide, an increasing problem because of multiple factors like family and school problems, should be dealt carefully and wisely through intense medical and therapeutic attentively. One of the main reasons for teenage suicide is high school. High school is filled with all sorts of factors that could lead to suicide or thoughts of suicide. Bullying plays a big role in a -student’s life. More than seventy-seven percent of students admit to being bullied during school (Bullying Statistics).