About 77% of students are bullied in some sort of way. Bullying causes mental, physical, and emotional pain to many students across America. Throughout many schools in the United States, studies have been done to receive more information about bullying directly from students. More than 50% of victims and bystanders do not report the bully. Most bullies victimize students of the same age or graduation class.
According to an 2006 study found that “40% of preteens and 30% of teens are cyberbullied at school’’ (5). Cyberbullying does not begin at school; the behavior can, have serious negative effects (2.SVC;S,C). This show that ;more over, principals and school district can work with everybody to respond more effectively to cyberbullying (1a.SV; more over adverb, SV). School district should incorporate cyberbullying into all relevant school policies. Safeguard staff members as well as students about cyberbullying (Holladay 4).
The National Education Association reports that 160,000 children are absent intentionally from school each day because they fear being bullied whether it is an attack or just intimidation by other students. This accounts for 15% of all school absenteeism (Hunter, 2012). Dan Olweus (1993) from the National School Safety Center tells us that bullying includes three parts: (1) Unwanted, negative aggressive behavior, (2) the behavior is repeated over time and (3) there is an imbalance of power or strength. One in every seven school age students will be victimized by a bully or will commit the act of bullying. (Hunter, 2012).
In addition to reading various sources, I decided to ask some of my students about the bullying they experience or witness in their own school environment. I felt learning about bullying directly from the students would be an invaluable experience. Bullying is most common in middle school, with 6th graders on the receiving end the most and 8th graders handing out the most bullying. In a study of 15,686 students in 6th through 10th grade in private and public schools, it was found that 13-23% of boys and 4-11% of girls experience some sort of bullying. (Nansel 2003).
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.
Good morning everybody. I am up here today to give you all a speech about school bullying. Basically, my purpose is to tell you all more about the effects of school bullying and why should it be stopped. Do you all know that one in every four children is a victim of bullying? (P2, Neurotic Ramblings) From the 519 students surveyed by the organization, 129 claimed they had been bullied.
Two of the main reasons people are bullied are because of appearance and social status. Bullies pick on the people they think don't fit in, maybe because of how they look, how they act such as being shy, their race or religion, or because the bullies think their target may be gay or lesbian. Kids as young as being in kindergarten is being bullied. Yet because parents, teachers, and other adults don't always see it, they may not understand how extreme bullying can get. Bullying is when a person is picked on over and over again by an individual or group with more power, either in terms of physical strength or social standing.
When looking at the urgent problem of school violence one must take into account several factors including the characteristics of the offender, the causes for the violence occurring, and the solution techniques. To act out violence, in school, against each other, is the common definition for school violence (Gerson 15). The characteristics of the offender play a great role in being able to prevent school violence. Parenting failure has been found to be the number one cause for the violence occurring in schools (Futrell 2). When students were polled in 2000, seventy-one percent stated that there was a lack of parental supervision in their homes (Futrell 5).
Today, there are over more than 160,000 kids missing school because of bullying or the fear of being bullied. This has become so major that bullying in school is a law as of April 20, 1999. This law began at Columbine High School. The reason why, is because at Columbine High School, there were many kids being bullied and ended up either killing or abusing one’s self. Another main effect is the mental thoughts of the kids after being bullied.
The trend is becoming: be the bully, or you will be the one bullied. From children to adults bullying seems to be a "desperate [way] for some people to maintain a circle of human contacts (Marano, 3)." Although children are the ones seen as being rude and mean to their peers, this same attitude is found in adults although it may be portrayed on a different form. Whether it's because of someone's weight, their sexual orentation, a disability, or that one is social unacceptable, kids are being judged and bullied at higher numbers than ever before (Greenya, 5 and 20).There is no standard age or definition of a bully, but it seems to be a pattern of intentional destructive behavior toward one or more person (Marano, 3). The U.S. seems to have the most violence and occurrence of bullying and its intensity is growing and more kids are becoming depressed and are enduring the serious psychological effects of being bullied.