Current Event #5 Summary Bullying is still a serious problem that has no algorithm to resolving it. Some of those who get bullied overcome it, but most usually end up with bad consequences, such as having mental disorders, or even commit suicide. However, those who bully also suffer. Both bullies and victims suffer from “sleep disturbances, gastrointestinal concerns, and headaches.” Now, bullying is considered as a “serious public health problem” with bearing many negative health problems. Relevant Terms Positive reinforcement (8): adding a stimulus in order to increase the frequency of the desired behavior From a bully 's’ perspective, they attain happiness and excitement when bullying (although short-lasting). Also, the bully may attribute its own stress to other inferiors, which will help the bully become “free of stress.” External locus of control (18): the feeling when someone thinks s/he do not have a control of own life; in other words, he/she believes that their future is already chosen. The inferiors who get bullied think in terms of external locus of control. The reason those who get bullied end up commit suicide is because they do not think their life will ever change in the future and that their only way to get over with their current situation is to step out of their …show more content…
I grew up in Korea, listening to television news where it talked about students committing suicide after suffering from bullying. By psychologically thinking, I thought I would be able to empathize with the victims by analyzing the article. Even though this was a fairly short article, it told me a lot about our society. Bullying is not necessarily a “current event,” but it is a rampant event that still might be happening at the moment I am writing this. Somewhere in the world, a person may be suffering from depression, while we are not even cognizant of the fact of
Characteristics of the victim’s of the bully Bully has drawn more attention in public since the death rate resulted out of bully has been increased. It could happen everywhere under any circumstances, physically or mentally. Bully wasn’t a new issue. It happened since the human being appears. There are too many reasons arousing the bully, but no one can deny that It is one of the frailties of human nature.
Recently, bullying has been becoming more and more of an issue. It’s gotten so bad that one out of four kids deal with it. Currently, bullying is worldwide. There’s no place where it began, because it’s pretty much human nature. Many people are trying to stop it, whether by using zero-tolerance policies, small punishments, and more, however, nothing has worked so far.
There have been two unfortunate suicidal cases in recent years due to cyber bullying: one victim jumped off a cement factory tower with the one shot himself in the chest. A group of Dutch researchers decided to study the relationship between the bullying and the suicides. From 34 studies that shared close resemblance to the issue, they concluded that the children that were being cyber bullied was 3.12 times more likely to have suicidal thoughts, compared to children that were had never been bullied before. One of the researchers also pointed out that annually, about five to eight percent of the US population attempts to commit
Bullying has been named an “emerging public health issue requiring intervention” (Ansary, Elias, Greene, & Green, 2015, p. 27). As a major problem in schools around the world, the issue of bullying must be addressed in order to keep students physically and emotionally safe. The act of bullying not only affects the well-being of the person being targeted, but it also affects the rest of the school community too. It can be difficult for teachers, principals, and superintendents to make an ethical decision about what to do when bullying occurs because there are misunderstandings about what bullying is, leading to the improper identification of situations.
There is a significant difference between finding reasons and looking for excuses. The reasons why a child becomes a bully does not justify their misbehavior, but perhaps they will help us to understand it. On the part of the victim they do at their early age an insecure person, nervous, withdrawn, isolated, etc., many times the children no longer want to attend school for the same fear and in some extreme cases they arrive at the suicide. The damage lies primarily in their personal safety and low self-esteem to feel that their existence is worth little. This article pertains to my question regarding what is bullying because reading many articles I did not find a precise definition for
Bullying is an undesirable, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves actual disparity of power. According to Megan Brooks bullying is a serious public health problems, with significant short-and long-term psychological consequences for the child who is bullied and the child who is the bully. This only tells us that bullying can lead to difficulty that a certain children may experience and will have either short or long term problem. “Bullying has long been tolerated as a rite of passage among children and adolescents, but it has lasting, negative consequences and cannot simply be ignored.” Committee chair Frederick Rivera, MD.
Bullying has been a very challenging issue to resolve for many years. It is increasingly spreading by the use of social media, where most bullies spread malice at the touch of a button. Bullying’s prevalence has lead to numerous consequences such as anxiety, depression, diminished effort in academics, and suicide. Many schools have implemented effective anti-bullying policies to prevent these consequences from occurring, but this school’s current policy hasn’t incorporated strict rules and consequences to battle issues associated with bullying. In order to eliminate bullying as a whole, the school must implement a new policy which imposes strict consequences on bullies.
What is bullying? Bullying is hurting someone unreasonably or to cause embarrassment. School is supposed to be a place where students should feel safe and sound. Many students have difficulty to go to school every day due to bullying issues. Bullying is becoming a terrible problem in our society.
Meghan Neal of Daily News puts it to awareness of how many students that could be. She said “nearly 1 in 6 high school students has seriously considered suicide, and 1 in 12 has attempted it.” This really puts it to perspective on how students feel about their lives after being bullied. This isn’t healthy. There are many people today who still believe that they should commit suicide because they are put so low in life.
Who Cares About Bullying? “You’re a hoe”, “why don't you just kill yourself already?” , “fuck you”; these are all things regularly said in the halls of a public high school. These statements might seem like they have no meaning and are said as a “joke” but being told this day in and day out makes you question if these statements are actually true. These two articles, “Bullying: Students themselves may be the key to solving the problem” and “School-age bullying a serious issue and parents, schools must stop it”, zoom in on the growing issue of bullying in schools and the impact bullying takes on people.
First, problems of the victim who face bullying can go worse when the bully torment the victim into feeling less confident. He/she will feel alone, not going to school, becoming sick or thoughts of suicide. Furthermore, students who cyber-bully or is self-involved bullies
Bullying is a widespread problem in our schools and communities and has a negative impact on students’ right to learn in a safe and secure environment without fear. It is a process in which one person repeatedly uses his/her superior strength or influence to mistreat, attack or force another person to do something (Van der Werf, 2014). Bullying or peer victimization is now recognized as a complex and pervasive problem (Beran, 2009). It is an ongoing problem that is not restricted by age, race, gender or class. This behavior generally takes one of four forms, physical such as assault, verbal which involves threats or insults, social which entails exclusion or rumor spreading, and cyber which includes aggressive texts or social network posts
For example if bulling continues at school and school doesn’t take action on this attitude, the entire school can be affected. Student may get anxious and tend to not like school. As the adults don’t take action and try to prevent bulling, children may feel that teachers and other school staff have little control over the students and don’t care what happens to them. Moreover Students who witness bullying can also be affected. They may feel guilty for not helping or scared that they will be the next target (gomasa, n.d.).
Bullying is defined as repeated oppression, physical or psychological of a less powerful individual by a more powerful individual, people or group. It consists of three main types of abuse which are physical, verbal and emotional. Bullying in schools is a common and worldwide spread problem that can have critical and negative implications on the general school climate as well as on the right of students to study in a safe and secure environment without fear. Many people believe that bullying is part of life, happens in all schools and so it’s not an issue to worry about and that it lets individuals know what life is all about as it toughens them but in reality bullying is a detrimental problem that affects most school going children and teenagers physically, emotionally and socially.
(2001) found that bullying can be physical or spiritual attacks done repeatedly, with the intention to intimidate, create an unpleasant environment or cause feelings of anxiety. Shapiro, Baumeister, and Kessler (1991) identifies bullying as negative actions, whether done directly by the agent (bullies) on the target or victim in the form of verbal, physical or psychological. O’Driscoll et. al (2011) identified workplace bullying as becoming a major concern, not only between workers and in organizations, but it everywhere. Studies have reported the serious of the negative consequences of bullying.