Power of Bullying “Did you know that bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University?” (“Bullying Statistics”). Bullying has become an increasingly popular topic in high schools and middle schools across the country. Throughout the nation there are many schools, organizations, and websites that are used to inform students and teachers about the effects of bullying. But, is only talking about the effects of bullying enough to stop it? This essay is going to analyze bullying and cyberbullying in Oklahoma; causes, effects, and prevention.
Among the students, especially in the high schools, bullying is some kind of power-seeking and it is a common behavior. Most of the time, it could be seen as giving a name or mocking with physical appearance, but sometimes it can include violence; however, both of them can affect bullied students ' life negatively and permanently. There are two main effects of bullying on students who are bullied. First of all, when students are bullied in school there may face with relationship problems. To start with, bullied children may experience social relationship problems because of the things s/he went through.
The discrimination against transgender people is aiding in making school an unsafe place. 78% of students surveyed in DC reported being harassed or physically assaulted when trying to use the restroom at school (Herman). This statistic proves that an alarming amount of innocent students are subject to abuse even in a supposedly secure school bathroom. Most other students are not even aware that this is happening, so the issue goes unmanaged. 10% of surveyed students reported that the anti-transgender policies in their school have negatively affected their attitude towards school (Herman).
In terms of school related deaths, the offenders were more than twice as likely to have been victims of bullying than other students (Anderson et al., 2001; Glew et al., 2008). Recent studies suggest that adolescents who are bullied are more likely to bring weapons to school as a result of their exposure to the repeated strain of bullying (Brockenbrough, Cornell, & Loper, 2002; Glew et al., 2008; Goldstein, Young, & Boyd, 2008; Nansel et al.,
Proving this point is this statistic that, “almost all of the bullies, 97 percent, said they were also victims of bullying”. This only proves violence leads to more violence. In order to cope with others acting violently towards them, the person being bullied acts violently towards others (Warning Signs of Violence 1). In some cases, people who are coping with problems find harming others to be irrelevant, thus they are violent towards themselves. Generally people who engage in self harm are coping with their own life issues, anxiety, bipolar, or depression.
It also states that members of the Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community are twice as likely to commit suicide due to cyberbullying. Some of the children who are bullied are likely new students, underweight or overweight, anti-social, unpopular and seen as weak. On the contrary, kids who bully are likely concerned with being popular, very aggressive, bossy, and view violence as a positive thing. A school in Delaware did a survey in 2015 on random sample of 457 students from the ages of 11-15. The results showed that 34.4% have been cyberbullied, 10.1% have been threatened through a cell phone, and 4.6%
The consequences of sexual abuse are not only found to be confined to the times of incidents but develop lasting effects on the victims long after the incident occurs. Furthermore, it is found that 93 percent of case, the victim knows their perpetrator while 7 percent are strangers, 34 percent are members of family, and 59 percent are acquaintances. It is also found that one in nine girls and one in fifty-three boys under the age of 18 experience sexual abuse or assault at the hands of an adult. These statistics highlight the dwelling insecurity of the environment of children including school, with holes in their protection encouraging such cases. In 2016, the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE), had been sued over sex assaults occurring in the school place (HNN: Exclusive).
The violence in the wake of what was once seen as just a minor issue many kids had to deal with went against our cultural values. The effects on our society and against our cultural values do not end with the violence. Studies have shown that there may be a correlation between bullying and other social problems, such as crime and unemployment. One study showed that men who were bullied as children are more likely to commit crimes than those that were not bullied (Sansone, Lam, and Wiederman 2013a:69). Another study indicated that there is also a strong relationship between adult unemployment and being a victim of bullying as child (Sansone, Leung, and Wiederman 2013b:64).
Recently, this form of aggression was described as the underlying factor for recent suicides of some adolescents. Relational aggression can be direct or indirect. Direct Relational aggression behaviors defined as the use of confrontational strategies to damage social relationships, include deliberately ignoring someone, threatening to withdraw friendship or support, and excluding someone from a group by telling him or her that he or she is not welcome (Xie, Swift, Cairns & Cairns, 2002). Indirect behaviors are behaviors that attempt to damage someone’s relationships but do not involve direct interaction with that person. Such behaviors include gossiping, starting rumors, and stealing friends or romantic partners (Crothers, Field, & Kolbert,
Social pressure. According to the Discrimination Against LGBT Youth in US Schools. (2017), Teenagers, especially students, experience some kind of social pressure regardless of their gender identity. But more often than not, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual teenagers struggle more when it comes to this issue. They are more prone to discrimination and it has big negative impact on their social, mental and psychological health.
Then you may have thought about bullying once or twice. This paper will give facts and the effects of bullying on children and teenagers and I will give a sociological perspective as well as provide solutions to the problem. Bullying is defined as a use of higher strength or influence to frighten someone, usually to force him/her to do what they want. Some types of bullying include verbal bullying, social bullying and physical bullying. Verbal bullying involves things like teasing, inappropriate comments, name-calling,
The found the most common theme impacting adolescents’ perception of themself, as adoptees was “Silence about adoption” with 222 incidences mentioned in their interviews. Followed by “Overly intrusive questions about adoption” with 86 incidences mentioned and “Assumptions of Bionormativity” with 62. Harrington et al. (2010) conducted interviews with 46 families who have adopted from China with Baden (2015), a contributing author to the Harrington et al., searching online collecting comments or statements from those in the Adoption Triad analyzing for themes related to adoption microaggressions. They found 14 themes specifically related to adoption, of which only 8 apply to the adoptee, of these 3 were the same as suggested by Garber (2014) and Garber and Grotevant (2015).
Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year. There are many roles that kids can play. Kids can bully others, they can be bullied, or they may witness bullying. When kids are involved in bullying, they often play more than one role. Sometimes kids may both be bullied and bully others or they may witness other kids being bullied.