Adolescent Bullying Using A Liquid, Best Policy Practice Approach Essay

1499 WordsNov 23, 20166 Pages
Reassessing Adolescent Bullying Using a Liquid, Best Policy Practice Approach Bullying is defined as the prolonged malicious act of harming peers by abusing their own--or an existing imbalance of--power, and has become one of the most common sources of trauma among adolescents. One report shows that one of three children were victims of bullying during some point in their life, and that 10-14% of all adolescents were victims of chronic bullying for at least six months prior to conducting the survey. Children who were victims of bullying are also found to be at a higher risk of diagnoses for anxiety disorders and depression during young and middle adulthood. These victims are reported to be more likely to have lower levels of general/physical health and lower educational acquirements than young and middle aged adults who were not bullied (Wolke & Lereya, 2015). Because bullying is such a prominent problem, citizens, policymakers, and social scientists alike, should feel or have some social and moral obligation to address, and hopefully avert bullying. The state of bullying and how it is enacted is constantly changing, adapting to social frameworks. Because bullies can adapt to social changes and regulations, research suggest that we, as a society, should be equally adaptive in how we perceive, address, prevent, and punish bullying. Before taking steps to prevent bullying, it is important to first understand where concentrated problems exist and originate. The four most
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