Around the world there are many kind of problems that afflict kids of all age but there is one in particular that is relevant, this problem is the bullying.
Developing a plan to take schools in the right direction and improve our education system is easier said than done. The initial challenge is recognizing underlying problems keeping students from learning. This challenge, in part, is due to the fact that the issues may change significantly depending on who is labelling them, whether it is educators, parents, lawmakers and students. In this paper the writer will address bullying and how it challenges student, teachers, administrators, parents and the community at Lakewood Elementary School. In 2012 a bully incident ended up taking the life of a fourth grader at Lakewood Elementary. This incident shocked the school and community. Principal Kidd started Positive Behavior Support
As far as bullying at school is concerned, “one definition is that a student is being bullied or victimized, when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time , to negative actions on the part of one or more other students.” (Olweus, 2003). Unlike many people believe, the
Not only can staff members assist the students at Madera High School, but students can also help eachother out in terms of charisma. For example, students can help eachother out by standing up for students when seen being bullied. Then maybe the students being bullied may have the ability to stand up for themselves knowing they have someone that have their back’s. In fact, when the question, “What would you do if someone came to you for help due to harassment or bullying? Please explain” majority of the students said they would give advice, be there for them, and talk to an adult or parent for help. According to a student from Madera High, the way he or she said would help is, “I would recommend they go to and adult, but if they did not want
Meet Rochelle, a previous student who told her best friend something very personal. Her best friend told everyone and kids from her school started bullying her. They would call her names and it came to the point where she stopped going to school, stopped eating, had to go to the hospital because she purposely cracked her head open on the sidewalk, and tried to hang herself. (“Stories from People Just Like You”, 22) Just like Rochelle, children all over the world get bullied face to face and never say anything about it. When faced with bullying, students are intimidated to go to school and feel unsafe outside of school, so they detach themselves from the world. These examples illustrate that there are more disadvantages when being bullied face to face rather than cyberbullying. First, being cyberbullied is not as painful as face to face bullying. Secondly, the effects of face to face bullying stays with you emotionally, mentally, and physically.
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. In addition, the lack of clear and consistent policy and procedures in schools compounds the ethical dilemma of bullying for educators. This paper aims to establish what bullying is, identify the current problems associated with bullying and discuss guidelines for resolving the ethical issues related to bullying.
This article explains what is bullying exactly. Bullying is any form of psychological, verbal, or physical abuse that occurs repeatedly among schoolchildren over a period. Statistically, the dominant type of violence is emotional and occurs mostly in the classroom and courtyard of schools. Bullying is a kind of torture, methodical and systematic, in which the aggressor sums up the victim, often with silence, indifference or complicity of other comrades. The author explains some characteristic and consequences of bullying. There is a significant difference between finding reasons and looking for excuses. The reasons why a child becomes a bully does not justify their misbehavior, but perhaps they will help us to understand it. On the part of the victim they do at their early age an insecure person, nervous, withdrawn, isolated, etc., many times the children no longer want to attend school for the same fear and in some extreme cases they arrive at the suicide. The damage lies primarily in their personal safety and low self-esteem to feel that their existence is worth little. This article pertains to my question regarding what is bullying because reading many articles I did not find a precise definition for
Bullying is an undesirable, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves actual disparity of power. According to Megan Brooks bullying is a serious public health problems, with significant short-and long-term psychological consequences for the child who is bullied and the child who is the bully. This only tells us that bullying can lead to difficulty that a certain children may experience and will have either short or long term problem. “Bullying has long been tolerated as a rite of passage among children and adolescents, but it has lasting, negative consequences and cannot simply be ignored.” Committee chair Frederick Rivera, MD.
Bullying, suicide, and torture to the mind. But how are these factors related? Everybody has heard of some kind of bullying whether it is verbally, physically, mentally, or cyber bullying. But do we know what it does to the victims? We have a few examples given through the media. Amanda Todd, Alyssa Morgan, Ryan Patrick Halligan, and William Arthur Gibbs. We all know what happened to them. They committed suicide because of their past of bullying. Bullying can do enough to a victim. Bullying can cause emotional problems, lack in self-confidence, and suicidal thoughts.
impact on students’ right to learn in a safe and secure environment without fear. It is a process in which one person repeatedly uses his/her superior strength or influence to mistreat, attack or force another person to do something (Van der Werf, 2014). Bullying or peer victimization is now recognized as a complex and pervasive problem (Beran, 2009). It is an ongoing problem that is not restricted by age, race, gender or class. This behavior generally takes one of four forms, physical such as assault, verbal which involves threats or insults, social which entails exclusion or rumor spreading, and cyber which includes aggressive texts or social network posts
“Bully victims are two to nine times more to consider suicide than non-bully victims” (bullyingstatistics.org). Bullying can greatly affect individuals. Victims of bullying tend to be self-conscious because of the negative comments they have acquired. All the negative comments that the victim receives could result to self-loathing. In some cases, the victim could not take it anymore and see suicide as the only way to escape the humiliation and pain they are experiencing. Most of the victims would usually attempt to kill themselves because it is their way to tell people that something is wrong and they need help. Most people that are bullied may feel depressed and hopeless in their current
What seems fun and harmless for some students, is painful and degrading to others. Bullying has been a critical issue around schools, but before it was not as dangerous and know as it is now. These do not means bullying was not happening, it means it was not taken into consideration by parents or teachers. They thought it was just peer pressure or a kids game, and sooner or later the kids would be friends again. At one point, bullies think it’s normal to be mean and abusive to other students. They tell the victim, “I’m just messing with you” after aggression. On the other hand, the victim gives power to the bully by not speaking up and being afraid. Bullying can be avoid if the victim speaks up and seeks help from a teacher, parent, the principal, or a friend. Bullying is harmful because the
Adolescence years which are the most important times of someone 's life are about self-awareness, searching for a new identity, formation of personality and not only physical but also mental changes and it can be affected by anything. Along with changing hormones and environment where student lives or is exposed to, there may be observed violent behaviors and/or bullying actions. Bullying can have different connotation for different people but as a dictionary definition, it means abuse and mistreatment of someone vulnerable by someone stronger, more powerful ( Marriam-Webstar Dictionary). Among the students, especially in the high schools, bullying is some kind of power-seeking and it is a common behavior. Most of the time, it could be seen as giving a name or mocking with physical appearance, but sometimes it can include violence; however, both of them can affect bullied students ' life negatively and permanently. There are two main effects of bullying on students who are bullied.
First, problems of the victim who face bullying can go worse when the bully torment the victim into feeling less confident. He/she will feel alone, not going to school, becoming sick or thoughts of suicide. Furthermore, students who cyber-bully or is self-involved bullies
Bullying is defined as repeated oppression, physical or psychological of a less powerful individual by a more powerful individual, people or group. It consists of three main types of abuse which are physical, verbal and emotional. Bullying in schools is a common and worldwide spread problem that can have critical and negative implications on the general school climate as well as on the right of students to study in a safe and secure environment without fear. Many people believe that bullying is part of life, happens in all schools and so it’s not an issue to worry about and that it lets individuals know what life is all about as it toughens them but in reality bullying is a detrimental problem that affects most school going children and teenagers physically, emotionally and socially.