(2013) the causes of acts of bullying can be divided into emotional and instrumental. Emotional causes suggest that aggressive acts or pranks are a means of entertainment, or that bullies aim to vent their dislike of victimized high-risk students through acts of aggression. Instrumental causes comprises of those in which the bully attacks victims to obtain possessions, power or status. Results found that students who are provocative, are different, disadvantaged or who have poor relationships with their peers, are at greater risk of being targeted by potential bullies. This may be the result of intolerance towards diversity on the part of those who bully, or be due to lack of adherence by victims to peer-group norms (Wong et al.,
People who have been bullied can start abusing drugs and develop mental health disorders. Kids who are bystanders to bullying miss or skip out on school because they don’t want to be targeted or involved in any way. Bullying is also linked to some cases of suicide (“Effects of Bullying”). Many people have different opinions on bullying. Some aren’t sure what bullying means.
This can lead to many problems like suicide attempt or anything that involves crime. Although there is already a law that protects people from bullying especially the youth, it is not properly implemented and there are still victims of it. Bullying through verbal assault is very common and has been experienced by many students. This means that there are still many things to consider in order to make an effective law for bullying. Another way of degrading a person’s self-worth is by spreading false
The reasons people act violently is a broad topic of study. Although many psychologists and people in general continue to speculate about what those reasons may be. One of the main reasons people are thought to act in a violent manner is that it is a symptom of how that person uses violence as “a means of coping with life 's problems” (Seifert 1). Another reason that people use violence to express their feelings could be imitating what they see going on around them. Proving this point is this statistic that, “almost all of the bullies, 97 percent, said they were also victims of bullying”.
Introduction Bullying presents one of the greatest health risks to children, youth, and young adults in U.S. society. It is pernicious in its impact even if often less visible and less readily identifiable than other public health concerns. Its effects on victims, perpetrators, and even bystanders are both immediate and long term and can affect the development and functioning of individuals across generations. The epicenter for bullying is schools, colleges, and universities, where vast numbers of children, youth, and young adults spend much of their time. Bullying—a form of harassment and violence—needs to be understood from a developmental, social, and educational perspective.
The purpose of this study is to find out if bully-victims are bullied and affected more than pure victims in terms of physical and verbal bullying. It is also to figure out why some children become victims and bullies, and others do not. What I will be discussing about in this essay would be the weaknesses and strengths of each study, the differences and similarities between the two, the implications of five other articles and at the end either support or contradict what was studied. SUMMARY Bullying is a frequent and recurring aggression in which one or more people deliberately disturb or harm another helpless individual verbally, physically, or psychologically (Olweus, 1996a). However, the child who bullies, pure bullies, or in this case, bully-victims, who are victims themselves and also bullies others are usually highly
To increase their popularity or power, bullies turn their wrath on victims who are perceived as weaker than them. Although bullies may seem confident and sure of themselves, they are usually insecure and may feel inferior to others. They treat their peers like dirt as a way to make themselves feel better. Targets are specifically chosen to fulfill their reputation and for a bully to continue this kind of behavior. When the underlying causes of bullying are not addressed, it becomes a vicious cycle.
It can also be either emotional or physical harassments and aggression. Direct form includes physical aggression, teasing, name-calling, and threatening. Indirect form is more emotional; it includes spreading rumors, exclusion from groups and backstabbing. Bullies choose their victims based on specific characteristics, whether it is age, gender, academic level, or ethnicity. Bullying can results in psychiatric disorders that not only seen in victims, but in bullies too.
They are seen as social outcasts and are treated as misfits of the society, even if nothing is wrong with them. The primary victims of bullies are people who are different in the sense of appearance and general habits. This may include color, caste, creed, religion, weight or any other factors that a particular society may deem undesirable in a specific time. People subjected to constant bullying develop feelings of alienation and tend to stay away from society for fear of being judged in a negative manner, as a consequence they are not properly integrated in the society and fail at making impressions and conducting general socialization. Bullying usually occurs in the adolescent ages when children are in their primary school up till secondary school and is viewed as means of entertainment and gaining social approval.
Bullying is a predominant problem that can cause widespread controversies within all schools from elementary school to big universities. These controversial issues can ultimately hurt the reputation of a school and not to mention the individual who is the victim of this horrible act. In the articles, “Bullying in Early Adolescence”, and “When Good People do Bad things”, theories on both sides are introduced that contradict each other to try to understand the real reason for bullying. Bullying is the violent actions that some people take against others that involves a power imbalance. Bullies usually fall back to three types of bullying Verbal Bullying, Physical Bullying, and Social Bullying.