Now, question yourself, what can I as an individual to help the victims of bullying? Why am I just being a bystander while I see people getting bullied now that I know their life is on threat because of their suicidal thoughts? Suicidal thoughts that not only the bullies gave but also the society gave. You hate how the society works? Think again.
If one was physically disciplined, there is a strong chance that one would end up disciplining one’s child in the same manner. Physical disciplinary actions only results in negative outcomes. When physical discipline is present in a child’s life, self-esteem issues and/or violent behaviour are sure to follow. There are alternatives to corporal punishment that can help with the disciplining of a child. Spanking is a euphemism for physical abuse or assault on an adolescent.
For example, it may ruin the feeling of safeness in the school environment for that student. It can even inhibit their ability to excel in academics. In an article written by Elisha Mcneil, it states: A growing body of evidence highlights the connection between adverse childhood experiences and academic problems. The effects of trauma can impair a child’s cognitive ability, while the stress of a dysfunctional or unstable home life can make children act out or shut down in the classroom. In a way, I think that a school not being trauma-informed almost creates an unsafe environment for the student.
Due to the fact that there are not significant regulations regarding cyberbullying, victims may not feel that reporting it is necessary because not much can be done anyway. This implies that victims are internalizing their feelings, which can be more harmful to them than if they were to talk about it. Finally, cyberbullying “can cause a variety of reactions in teens”, from “[r]eporting the problem” to “[s]eeking revenge on the bully”
The causes of bullying may vary, but the effects it has on people all have something in common, they aren’t good. This type of malicious behavior forced upon naive children can cause lifelong effects, one of them being the fear of acceptance. Victims become alienated and isolated due to irrelevant differences pointed out by a bully. This fear of acceptance can even transform into types of anxiety and depression when its at its severity. When dealing with negative mindsets like this, caused by mistreatment, grades often start to deteriorate as well.
That is, is it involves repeated, negative incidents that are seen to upset the victims sense of safety, and that it is likely for it to occur while the victim is experiencing other kinds of stressors on the side. Kuykendall (2012) suggested that children try to make sense of the traumatic events, in this case bullying, and end up developing feelings of guilt and self-blame (Kuykendall, 2012). The manner in which children understand bullying is Important as it will later influence the child and how they develop. An example of this can be a child who understands bullying as a way of being popular at school or being afraid of, can end up being a bully themselves so as to gain a sense of power. The physical effects of bullying include increased illnesses in children due to the stressor (McGarth, 2007).
In many cases, parents and teachers ignore symptoms like stomach-aches and headaches in children and assume that kids are faking in order to avoid going to school or participating in extracurricular activities where they are bullied. These symptoms should be taken seriously as they indicate a more serious problem. School-age children who were bullied by their peers were about as twice as likely as their non-bullied counterparts to experience psychosomatic symptoms, including headaches and stomach-aches, dizziness, bedwetting and sleep problems. Physical bullying occurs most often at school, though it can also occur on the way to and from school and after school. The physical effects of bullying can really effect the victim they might have lack of sleep, suicidal thoughts/attempts and
Bullying can be analysed in three different perspectives. The three perspectives are mainly being a bully himself, a victim of a bully and a bystander of a bully. Hence, the act of bullying will be seen differently from the eyes of a bully, victim and bystander. Regardless of what role someone takes in bullying, one can suffer great pain. The pain can be in a form of depression, anxiety, loneliness, insomnia, eating disorders and loss of interest in activities that they used to enjoy.
Bullying refers to aggressive behavior that is repetitive and intentional in which a power differential exists between the victim and bully. The negative effects of bullying on an individual's mental and physical health are substantial and in line with other major forms of child maltreatment. Efforts to increase detection of bullying are indicated, especially among youth presenting with school phobia, depression, anxiety, and declining school performance. Several antibullying efforts have been developed and promoted at the school and community level. Research indicates that many of these programs are effective and share some common elements that can help reduce the prevalence and impact of bullying.
BULLYING AT SCHOOL: IT’S CAUSES, EFFECTS AND SOLUTIONS Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior that intended to cause another person injury, harassment or discomfort. Mainly, it involves direct attacks such as hitting, taunting or name calling but sometimes it can also be indirect such as spreading rumors or trying to make others feel bad by doing what they don’t like. At school, the victims of bullying are often among the weaker, smaller or a racially different children. There are many kinds of bullying behavior and the most common are verbal, physical, cyber and social bullying. Verbal bullying includes teasing, name-calling, sarcasm etc.