Bullying : A Victim Of Harassment And Humiliation

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Every day, someone somewhere is a victim of harassment and humiliation. Bullying has become such a growing epidemic in today’s society that it has become a pervasive health concern. There are more and more students being victimized and strained by other peers each day. Almost one in every four students reports being bullied throughout their school year. (National center for Education, 2015) Although bullying doesn’t just occur at school, bullying can also arise at home or work. Bullied characterizes a chronic abuse of power when the intimidator uses physical, verbal, social or emotional hostility to deliberately and continually hurt another person. Only sixty-four percent of children who were bullied did not report it; only thirty-six reported the bullying. (Petrosina, Guckenburg, DeVoe, and Hanson, 2010) Most students refuse to seek for support for the sake of their safety and for the fear of the aggressor as reporting could only escalate the circumstances. Constantly being victimized can eventually lead to serious health concerns such as anxiety, depression, and obesity. Students who experience bullying are at increased risk for poor school adjustment; sleep difficulties, anxiety, and depression. (Center for Disease Control, 2015) Not only is the victim at risk, but the aggressor as well because normally the aggressor lacks in one of those areas and to feel better about them they have to show no weakness, but also dominance to attack the weak minded. Bullying wasn’t
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