Different Perspectives of Bullying

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Everyone has been bullied or encountered someone being bullied at some point of their life. Whether it would be physically or verbally both can be exceedingly traumatizing and can have a long-term psychological influence on children’s development. Majority people may define bullying in a more physical term; nevertheless that’s not always the case. The act of bullying can occur in several ways and in reality affect the individual in the same way. Bullying is generally defined as repeated, negative, and harmful actions focused at target throughout a course of time, exhibiting a sense of power difference between the bully and the victim (Olweus, 1993; Limber & Mihalic, 1999 as cited from Douglas J. Boyle, 2005). A survey was conducted in the United States estimating that over six million children, about 30% in grade six through ten have experienced frequent bullying in a school environment (Nansel, 2001 as cited from Douglas J. Boyle, 2005). Many people might debate that bullying is something that every child goes through and is simply a part of growing up, although there are several damaging consequences that happens to the child’s brain. Bullying causes the child to feel upset, isolated, frightened, anxious, and depressed. They feel like they reason they are being picked on is because there is something wrong with them and may even lose their confidence feel unsafe going to school (Frenette, 2013 as cited from Douglas J. Boyle, 2005) Anthropologically, sociologically, or psychologically, bullying can be analyzed through different perspectives and several questions can be asked based on the topic: 1. Did bullying exist in the past and has it increased or decreased over the past centuries? 2. What social factors affect ... ... middle of paper ... ...ch then conflicts can get out of hand, and if bystanders don’t speak up and take a stand then bullying will still continue to dominate over innocent children. You don’t need to be a highly educated person to know that bullying is wrong and stand up, all you need is a heart and a sense of humanity. Works Cited 1. Barbara Coloroso. (2002). The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander. Toronto, …Ontario, Canada: Harper Collins Publisher. 2. Douglas J. Boyle. (2005). Youth bullying: Incidence, Impact, and Interventions. .…Newark, New Jersey: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. 3. Lauri S. Friedman. (2011). Cyber bullying. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale ….Cengage Learning. 4. Norah Piehl. (2009). Bullying. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Greenhaven press. 5. Tamara L. Roleff . (2012). Cyber bullying. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Greenhaven ….Press.
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