Essay On Bullying And Violence In Schools

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According to Goopeesingh (2015), “The issue of school bullying and violence in schools has been ongoing and increasing over two decades now. This has been evident in the past few years and with examples as recent as last week by numbers of viral videos on social media platforms such as facebook, depicting instances of school bullying.” As mentioned above, bullying is a serious issue that has been affecting the lives of children throughout schools in Trinidad and Tobago. It involves unwanted and aggressive behaviour among school aged children that involves real or perceived power imbalance. These behaviours are usually repeated or have the ability to be repeated over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, attacking someone physically or verbally, excluding someone from a group on purpose and spreading rumours.
Despite volumes of research and programs to minimize bullying, it continues to pervade our schools and affecting our children negatively. Social psychologist in their definitions says that bullying is a psychological violence; a sustain aggression that strips a person of control and dignity Paszkiewicz (2010). In the eighteenth and
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Eating disorders can be defined as a change in eating habits. Thus, the link between bullying and eating disorder is rapidly increasing and affecting the nutritional well being of students. Ringwood (2013) suggests the rising link between bullying and eating disorders is due to the fact that young children are more susceptible to having a negative self-esteem as a result of bullying. "We know that low self esteem can lead to eating disorders," said Ringwood. "And bullying of any kind lowers self esteem." Some students who are bullied may turn to eating disorders as a means of coping with their stress. As such, students either eats less, skip meals or may come home hungry on daily basis from not eating in school as a result of being
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