Contemporary Effects Of Bullying

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Instructor: Enila Cenko Course: General Psychology Bullying: a contemporary form of violence and its influences in the early development of individuals Throughout the centuries bullying has been a disturbing matter; however, it has been officially recognized from the 18th century and on by capturing people’s attention on a more escalated level. In 1970’s a Norwegian professor of research in psychology, Dr. Dan Olweus, identified more closely this phenomenon by conducting a study with students and thus this matter became even more public. Bullying can be defined as a conscious, aggressive, hostile and repeated behavior which can take a variety of forms such as emotional, verbal, physical etc. ora more concrete definition can be “…behaviour…show more content…
All those forms vary in the way they are projected to the intimidated people. By verbally bullying a person the intimidators incorporate words and attempt to distress the victim by taunting and teasing. In most cases verbal bullying focuses on specific characteristics of the person like the appearance, skin color, ethnicity etc. Physical bullying involves harmful actions towards the intimidated person by hitting, fighting, biting etc. and its main cause is to appear superior or gain control over the victim. It is mostly encountered in academic premises. The third type of bullying tends to humiliate the other person by name calling, excluding the victim from social groups or make the other feel bad about one’s self etc., and its effects are unconsciously crucial to the development of the…show more content…
I think there are two important steps that are very crucial during this procedure the first one being the fact that the bullies act consciously so this is a desirable behavior from their side which in every mean is horrifying. The second one regards the side of the “victims” that in many cases adopt a behavior which reflects their helplessness and accept bullying as part of their life which is absolutely not the solution to the phenomenon. However, no matter what, when this happens the most appropriate thing to do is inform the parents or the respective authorities or at least someone they trust in order to take care of the issue. Moreover, I believe that the campaigns against bullying should be more public and advertised on the media more often in order for the audience to absorb the information and the significance of this
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