Effects Of Bullying In Schools

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Bullying is a major issue that affects many students all around the world. As it is well-known bullying reports are not always reported. This may be due to students not feeling comfortable or they may not know how to report incidents. In many cases, when incidents are reported not much is done to properly address the incident. Schools need to be more active in responding to bullying because it can negatively affect a student’s well-being. A few consequences of bullying include poor performance in school, depression, and suicide. Reports that go unresolved increases the risk of long-term effects of bullying. There are numerous bullying interventions and programs. However, many of these interventions may not be effective in preventing and addressing bullying. Hornby (2016) states many school interventions are not sufficient enough to impact bullying in schools. Therefore, an ecological perspective is needed, which looks at influences from individuals, parents, peers, schools, communities, and the society. Through the use of an organized and comprehensive ecological model, schools can effectively prevent bullying.
Teachers do not need to wait for the school administrators to place bullying policies. Teachers can take matters into their own and help prevent bullying. They can implement classroom principles on promoting respectful relationships, no tolerance bullying rule, and teach conflict resolution skills. Hornby (2016) mentions using Circle Time which is an evidence-based

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