The Hidden Effects of Bullying Dedin Eka Nurpratama Do parents know what happened to their children out of their control? There is a great chance that there are some problems at school that children get, it can be a fighting, vandalism, or bullying. We know that bullying is the biggest problem in school, there are a lot of news on TV or newspaper that tell about bullying. Bullying can happen because the bully wants to avenge his/her experienced. Bullying can occur because of many things, and someone wheter at school or home must act to reduce the bullying.
When hearing a tragic story of the life of a bullied child, the first thing that pops into many people’s minds are: how could it have been prevented? In many cases, the bullying occurs primarily at school, so why didn’t the teachers see this and step in? There seems to be a prevalent assumption that it is a normal occurrence and “just kids being kids” amongst teachers and parents alike, and this is extraordinarily frightening for youth. Bullying is not a normal part of life, and it’s not simply teasing and messing around with each other. In its true form, bullying is child abuse, whether it manifests as physical or psychological attacks by their surrounding community.
The FBI National Center for Analysis of Violent Crime observed that the victimization of students occurs more often in public schools (Will 2). The victims of bullying suffer from emotional distress, and they often have difficulties making friends (J Love 346). The distressed victims will have problems in the workforce and their future family if bullying stays strong in schools. School bullies may demonstrate their ‘power’ in several ways. School bullies may mock peers, spread vicious rumors, play cruel pranks, or use physical force to ensure to their target that they are in charge (J Love 346).
A bully is someone who picks on other people, because they think it is the way to solve their problems. There are many types of bullying, there is physical, verbal, and mental. Children that are ages five through eleven began using verbal abuse and some even use physical abuse (Garrett 33). People estimated that one hundred and sixty thousand students miss school every day, and twenty-eight million missed school days per year, due to fear of being bullied (Garrett 36). Six million boys and four million girls are involved in fights from being bullied or bullying others (Garrett 33).
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.
Victims of bullying have a hard time interacting with peers and teachers and suffer from stress and anxiety. The lack of interest to be in school and participate in extracurricular activities are the outcome of the negative damages bullying can cause. Statistics proven by the National Association of School Psychologists Resources show over 3.2 million students are bullied each year and approximately 160,00 students miss school due to bullying (Andrea Cohn & Andrea Canter). These victims are suffering from mental, and physical damages. The damages can cause achy muscles, headaches, and trouble sleeping.
Everybody goes to school for an education. Of course, one would like to assume that the schools are a safe place for kids. However, bullying remains a significant issue in schools that affects a large quantity of students. Bullying can take a serious toll on the victim’s physical and mental health. Yet, a significant amount of students continue to be bullied in school, even after seeking help from a teacher.
For far too many children, that is not the reality.” (Fox 54). School bullying has likely existed as long as schools themselves. The consequences of such bullying were once limited to name-calling and occasional schoolyard fights. In recent years, however, school bullying has taken a more serious turn; more and more frequently, bullied students are turning to violence as a solution—either through suicide or through deadly acts carried out against their persecutors and other students. Schools are not doing all they can to have a true “Bully Free Zone”; moreover, they are going about it in the wrong way.
Kenny was a primary one student then, and because of his younger age, his assailants kicked and punched him. It was till the time when Kenny complained of a stomach-ache and refused to say anything that his parents found out that he was being bullied. Despite complaining to the school a few times, it seemed that the situation itself did not improve and that was when he decided to lodge a police report. (P1-P23, Bryna, The New Paper, Mon, Feb 13 2012) This shows that the bully is persistent in his actions, despite several actions taken by the teachers in school. His actions could cause much harm to his surrounding peers or may influence others to join him.
Starting in 2007, a total of 35 states made laws to go against bullying at school. These laws consisted of a clear definition of bullying, and how schools will be required to enforce uniform standards of conduct. The reason bullying comes as such an issue to me is because I actually know friends that have been suicidal and have caused themselves harm due to being bullied every day, in school and at home. Bullying can be seen as either pure discrimination against teens, or as a plea against the rough life at home. Some people decide to not say anything because they just feel like it is a waste of time.