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%
Nearly over 3.2 million students are victims of being bullied each year. Bullying is an aggressive act towards another person to hurt them physically, emotionally, or mentally. They choose someone as their target, they go for someone more vulnerable weaker than them someone they know will not defend themselves. If schools make stricter policies for bullying in their school it could increase school performance, reduce bullying, and self- harm. As a matter of fact, if schools were to make their policies more effective it could increase school performance.
Youth violence People who are helpless make an open theater of youth violence. Youth violence is a harmful behavior that most of the young adulthood requires. Youth violence includes different behaviors. Some violent acts-such as bullying, robbery, or fighting cause more emotional harm. Youth violence is a serious issue in today’s world.
Bullying has always been a critical issue in schools for decades. Since the 18th century, bullying has been seen as a common problem. Most students would have experienced bullying in schools. There are a few types of bullying. They are verbal, physical, social and cyberbullying.
Because of the bullies and the kids who are getting bullied are getting involved in violent behaviors Even being out of school bullying still happens. “The greatest risk for engaging in violence related acts was found among boys who bullied others when they were away from school”. (Brodyjan,2). During break or the weekends kids still get bullied. That’s not a surprise, but who would’ve thought that the parents would teach them right from wrong.
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.
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).
Bullies may participate in physical abuse and name-calling toward students who are weak (Nayloret al, 2001; Olweus, 1993; Tanaka, 2001). (Olweus, 1994) described it as aggressive, controlling and showing little compassion. Kumpulaulen (1999) found that children who suffer from inequality in a socio-economic sense begin to drift toward bullying in the long-term. In addition, bullies are low
Bullying has most of the times led to heartless consequences on the victims. Cindy Casebeer stated in her article “School bullying: why quick fixes do not prevent school failure” that “bullying is associated with a negative classroom and/or school climate, lower school commitment, and poor academic outcomes. Moreover, bullying is associated with long-term, negative effects, including poor psychosocial adjustment and ongoing physical and mental health problems. It is clear that school bullying is a serious issue that impedes student success” (165). Asides from it, bullying may cause depression, isolation and school dropping, for victims do not feel safe at school and prefer to skip classes or drop at all.
Despite the phenomenon being widespread among schools around the world, the highest number of bullies is among the American ones. According to the statistics of the National Education Association, one in three American kids in grade six through ten are targets of bullying (Engel). Some other statistics turn the cases of bullying into numbers, which reveal that there are about 2.1 million bullies in American schools, and the number of the bullied peaks at 2.7 million. The number of those students who miss school because they are afraid of being bullied is 160,000 (Kulbarsh). The reason why school bullies should be prosecuted by law is that apart from generating suicidal attempts and actions among the students affected, a recent tendency