In an article called, “Bullying Children with Disabilities a Global Epic” Ervin Dana states that studies show that children with disabilities are being bullied fairly more than children without disabilities. In an article about juvenile bullying called, “Children, Families, and Communities, Juvenile Justice Bulletin” Jeff Slowikowski explains and demonstrates the importance of the environment the bullied victim is in and the impact a student teacher relationship can have on a student. Two other articles that also say this is, “International Journal of Whole Schooling Vol. 8(1), 2012” by Stepahanie T. Mihalas, Ryan G. Witherspoon Meg E. Harper, and Brittan A Sovran and, ”Enhancing the Effects of Teacher Attunement to Student Peer Group Affiliations
Bullying has been recognized as a risk factor in improvement and personal growth of children and adulthood. It is a form of hostile conduct in which an individual engages to cause another individual harm or distress (Kirves, & Sajaniemi, 2012).. Therefore, it is vital to be able to detect signs of bullying in order to stop further consequences, such as self-harm, and suicide. Children who have experienced bullying become hopeless, anxious, have low self-efficacy, and have recurrent negative thoughts (Kirves, & Sajaniemi, 2012). Research in bullying has also concluded that children who bully other children are more prone to become anti-social and engage in criminal activity (Kirves, & Sajaniemi, 2012).
About 88 percent of children with Autism have been bullied at school. From verbal abuse to physical contact. Parents indicated that schools were doing little to address the bullying. When kids with disabilities get bullied, it can directly impact their education. Some kids with disabilities are already facing challenges in the academic environment and social life. Children and teens with disabilities are usually expelled out of someone’s clique or even alienated by the bully or the whole clique. And most times the bully gets no consequence. Just one in five parents said they learned about the bullying from the school. Two out of three cases, the bullying lasted several months and the school didn’t do enough to asses the bullying. In addition there are federal laws, all state laws have something to do with bullying. Some have specific information on bullying children with disabilities. When kids have been bullied, they often think they are the only one being bullied, and that no one cares, in fact they are not alone, these assumptions are inaccurate. Most kids with disabilities will get cyber bullied, and the bully will post misrepresentations about the victim. Just like Phoebe Prince’s anecdote, where she gets almost every kind of bullying. It’s important to help prevent
This book is about bullying and students with disabilities. The author builds on the topic of bullying, bullies, victims and prevention strategies schools need to incorporate into their learning environment. Barry McNamara reveals common sense tips teachers, parents, students, and stakeholders can use to identify and eradicate bullying in their schools and communities. The author describes the characteristics of bullies and victims. Notably, bullies are often quick tempered, easily frustrated individuals who pick on or tease smaller or weaker associates. Bullies feel the need to dominate or overpower other students on a regular basis. The author describes the victim as a student that usually doesn't have many friends, isolated, and depressed. The victim may have unexplained bruises, torn clothing, disheveled appearance, and exhibit emotional outbursts.
This article explores the prevalence rates of bullying victimization among special needs students in the United States. The researchers describe bullying victimization as the misuse and abuse of power to harm or humiliate an individual over time. Investigators have reported a higher rate of bullying and victimization among students with disabilities when compared with mainstream peers. Special needs students are prey for bullies because of characteristics related to their disabilities. Many students diagnosed with developmental delay lack social and communication skills. Disabilities such as autism, specific learning disorders, emotional disorders or attention deficit disorders may cause an individual to behave in a variety of ways. These students behaviors may be perceived as withdrawn,
They surveyed students with ASD, teachers, and parent to determine the prevalence of bullying types in school. They broke down bullying into categories: bullies, victims, bully- victims, and uninvolved bystanders. The idea of this survey is that students who have ASD are at a higher risk for being bullied by their peers. While students with ASD receive accommodations and IEP’s, it is necessary that the general education teacher provide barriers and buffers to prevent bullying in the classroom. According to Chen and Schwartz (2012), ninety-four percent of mothers participating in the survey thought their child had been bullied in the past year, while at least one- third of parents thought their children had experience indirect bullying such as being excluded from events and standard socialization with peers (p. 201). The purpose of Chen and Schwartz survey is to understand the types of victimization or bullying that is occurring in schools, so they created a survey using a four-point
Bullies are often insecure teens themselves, and many bullies suffer from teen depression as well. Teens are more at risk of being bullied than others, including teens with special needs. Being perceived as different from the greatest peer group is one of the main reasons for depression in teens, and bullies tend to target teens who are different from them in some way. It is important for parents and school officials to look out for the warning signs that a teen is being bullied based on his or her race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or religion. Just because a teen has one or more risk factors for bullying does not mean that action needs to be taken, but it does mean that the adults in the teen’s life should look for signs that there is a problem at
In the article by Rose, Swearer, & Espelage (2012) the authors explained that further research should be conducted to determine if anti-bullying programs effectively impact exceptional education students or if modifications were needed The authors also argued that bullying not only affects the regular student, but it possibly puts the special need student at a higher risk. They are at a higher risk due to physical elements, personal qualities, and school related issues. When students with disabilities display age-appropriate social skills and positive self-concept, are academically sound, develop positive relationships, and are involved in school activities, their
Bullying has become an epidemic in our society. Children with special needs are often the victims of bullying. Seah Mahrer is a high school student with Down's Syndrome. His mother was worried about him starting high school. She thought that he would be picked on because of his disability. Sean's family members and friends reached out on Facebook and asked people for their support.
The article The Unforgettable Amanda talks about a girl who committed suicide through cyber bullying. It all started when an anonymous user convinced 15 year old Amanda Todd to show herself topless online to the user. Someone later exposed the picture and Amanda got bullied online and at school. No one was sure on who exposed the picture. She moved to many schools but still was being bullied. She then committed suicide on October 10, 2012. After her death, her youtube video went viral. Some people even said she deserved to die. In April 2014, a 35 year old man was found guilty, taking part of Amanda’s death.
This happened only weeks after the video she made was posted, and the reason of what pushed her to commit suicide was unknown. The police had been trying to figure out who had caused it all to begin with for years, even the hacker group Anonymous claimed to have found the stalker. However, they were proven wrong, and the police didn’t have much luck until 2014. A 35-year old man from the Netherlands was charged with numerous cases in connection to the case of Amanda Todd. The suspect was charged with extortion, internet luring, criminal harassment, and child pornography after evidence of Amanda’s case, and many others were
“Amanda Todd was only 15 when she took her own life at her home on October 10, 2012. Just 3 days before however, she posted a video on YouTube about her story. Millions of people have seen that video and to this day, it has over 17 million views. Many people had seen this video as a call for help, and nobody did. Here is her story before she took her life. A few years ago, during her 7th grade year, she was using video chat to meet new people. One person had convinced her to show her breasts during a video chat and a year later, someone managed to find it and caused complete chaos for her. Soon, it was sent to everyone she knew, and that had caused her to transfer schools for many reasons. Her reputation was ruined once everyone had seen these pictures, she was thrown out into the dust and left for dead. This had been going on for months now, and nothing was done. Amanda was beaten by other classmates, had no friends, and she even tried to drink bleach but was saved before she could die. A few months later, she took her own life at her home in British Columbia, Canada.
Bullying is the cause of many suicides and deaths (Home n. pag). In McCormack’s article, he explains how many students are bullied each day and harassed to the point where they question their own self-esteem. They are no longer