Effects Of School Bullying Essay

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In recent years, more and more school bullying incidents have been reported by many media on the internet. The school bullying is defined as a type of aggressive action in which one or more children intend to harm or disturb another child who is regarded as having no ability to defend himself or herself (Glew, Rivara, & Feudtner, 183). The definition shows that the children who directly involved in a school bullying incident could basically have two characters: bullies and victims. The effects of school bullying on children are immeasurable. According to Nansel’s study in 2001, in a more recent national study, nearly 30 percent of the students surveyed reported being involved in bullying in the current term as either a perpetrator or a victim (Nansel et al., 2094-2100). The school bullying events is on the severe condition which could tell by this study. Each of the school bullying incidents has brought great negative effect to society but there are still a lot of people do not pay attention to the negative effects of school bullying on children. The neglect of the adverse social effects on children may also lead to these vicious school bullying incidents occurring more frequently.…show more content…
In long-term, these incidents might not only have the negative mental effect but also be harmful for their learning abilities and development. When the victims suffer from verbal and physical attacks, these attacks may have both mental and physical short-term negative effects on the victims. It may cause some harm to their bodies and also make them fall in a state of fear and depression. For example, as Smokowski said, “short term effects of victimization Victims may gradually see themselves as outcasts and failures” (Smokowski et al. 101-110). Apparently, these school bullying incidents could lead the victims to a negative mental
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