Basically, bullying is not only affects victim but also the perpetrators and society. This problem shows that this phenomenon become so dangerous from day to day. Unfortunately, this problem seems critical increasingly and the most sadly is it involved young generation especially school students. Statistics on 2010 revealed about 56% of all students have witnesses a bullying crime take place while at school. Besides, a reported 15%
“As a result of bullying, some victims may isolate themselves, diminishing the quality of family relationships. Other family members may feel less supported or connected in response to this reduced level of interaction. Over time, this can lead to a decrease in overall closeness in the family”( How Bullying Can Affect the Entire Family). People can become isolated and and everything could go down hill for the person. A person does not deserve to live in a life that treats them like there trash and make them feel like there are not important.
And the most serious cases of bullying effects are: nightmares, trauma, depression, anxiety, feelings of loneliness and isolation. In extreme cases, they have a higher risk of suicide. They are becoming hopeless of having their voice back and to stand up to their bullies. And becoming voiceless in this cruel world leaves you invisible to others and vulnerable to what the bully dictates. Something must be done in order for the bullies to be just normal persons instead of being a self-proclaimed superior to a society where equality must
Students who have been bullied have a fear of coming to school because they feel unsafe, the environment can also affect the students by giving fear and in a disrespectful way, hampering the ability of a student to learn. Students may feel insecure and tend not to like to go to school very well. Some individuals lose confidence and self-esteem and usually end up being lonely most of the time. The individual may constantly think about the bully which may affect the individual’s concentration and also individuals would always think and repeat the scene when he or she was bullied. The effects of bullying on the bully and the victim can be wide reaching, impacting schoolwork.
Moreover, it can even affect the entire school population and create an environment of fear which may disrupt academic learning (Whitted & Dupper, 2005). Victims can be upset, afraid, ashamed and embarrassed about going to school. The signs may not be visible if the adolescent can manage the aftermath of bullying. The incidents might take place without parents
Bullying has been named an “emerging public health issue requiring intervention” (Ansary, Elias, Greene, & Green, 2015, p. 27). As a major problem in schools around the world, the issue of bullying must be addressed in order to keep students physically and emotionally safe. The act of bullying not only affects the well-being of the person being targeted, but it also affects the rest of the school community too. It can be difficult for teachers, principals, and superintendents to make an ethical decision about what to do when bullying occurs because there are misunderstandings about what bullying is, leading to the improper identification of situations. Often times bullying occurs when adults are not around, which makes it one student’s word against another.
Bullying Among Youth in School Introduction Bullying is a huge public health concern, especially seen in schools. A study published in 2008, found out that 29.9% of US youth between Grade 6 – 10, are involved in bullying; whether as a bully (13%), victims (10.6%) or both (6.3%) (Nansel et. al 2001). Bullying has many forms, direct or indirect. It can also be either emotional or physical harassments and aggression.
The study revealed that one in four students in grades 4 to 9 reported being affected by bullying. Bullying was highest among grade 5 (32%) and grade 8 (29%) students. Further, 10% of all students reported being bullied by means of technology (i.e. cyber-bullying) with higher rates reported by secondary students and students from non- government schools. • In another regional review, students with low academic achievement scores and those identified as having learning difficulties reported more incidences of being bullied in all countries apart from Indonesia and the Republic of Korea.
In addition, Mehta et al. (2013) found that when students perceive that bullying and teasing are widespread in their school, they feel less safe and become less engaged in their school experience. As a result, they have less commitment to doing well at school and they are less likely to participate in school activities. Victims report lower school performance and school attachment (Schneider et al., 2012).When bullying and victimization are prominent features of the classroom environment it is evident that children are susceptible to having low academic achievement. According to Ladd et al., children who are regularly ill-treated by their peers experience negative psychological consequences, which can deter their involvement in the classroom and diminish their academic achievement (Espelage et al., 2013).
The victims of these kinds of bullying feel lonely and powerless to change the situation they are in and hence they try to suppress it leaving themselves more vulnerable to negative physical, school and mental health issues. Bullying is a serious problem among the