The Positive And Social-Psychological Effects Of Bullying

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“In 2013, twenty-four percent of female and nineteen percent of male students reported being bullied in school.” (McFarland,2016) Generally, white students that are in sixth to eighth grade are noticeably bullied more than others. There are various social-psychological factors to the cause of bullying and the negative and positive effects of bullying. Therefore, there are psychological reasoning of the effects of the bullies, the victims, and bystanders involved. Bullying can happen at any place or location, whether its verbally through rumors, or online. Also, Bullying can occur at any age, there is no time where bullying essentially stops. “The term bully is an overbearing person who intimidates smaller or weaker people, also expressed…show more content…
Youth are typically targeted because they are perceived differently from other peers, like being overweight, wearing glasses, wearing different clothing, and being introduced to a new school. Specific groups of individual are easily targeted differently, such as those who are, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, youth with disabilities and those who are socially isolated. (Stop Bullying, n.d. c) Likewise, youth may be bullied because they don’t get along with others and act in an annoying manner. Judging an individual is not morally right, but this has become a part of how society has acted for the past…show more content…
Parents have a major impact on dealing with these situations, but by communicating with their children and being observant of change in behaviors, as mentioned before the signs of depression and unknown bruises. Also, by setting rules as their children get older and start to use social media it is important for parents to enforce rules and be cautious of teens use of social media to prevent cyberbullying. On a week day a teacher spends approximately eight hours with these students and notice changes in behaviors among their students. It is a teacher’s responsibility to be aware of what is going on outside of the classroom and enforcing school’s policy of bullying. Not only is it important to communicate with the parents, but with the students, the bully and the victim before coming to a conclusion. Statistics show that, “sixty percent of middle school students say they have been bullied and only sixteen percent of the staff believed that students are being bullied.” (Just Say Yes, n.d.) Across the world October is bully prevention month, where schools have brought in organizations like, “Just Say Yes” come talk to the school about how to stand up against bullies and to avoid and discourage bullies. With these bullying prevention programs enforced the rate of bullying and
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