Bullying And Its Effect On Students 's Physical And Emotional Safety At School

854 WordsJun 19, 20154 Pages
Bullying in schools is one of the most common social issues associated with education in the United States. This issue has no particular specification for who is a target, no limit on how it is rendered and it can have an effect on student’s physical and emotional safety at school. In addition to physical and emotional upset, bullying can also negatively impact the student’s ability to focus on, understand and retain the information being taught in classes. As research shows approximately 28%, roughly 1 in every 3 students 12-18 years of age reported being bullied at school according to a 2013 report by Indicators of school crime and safety. The majority of bulling is done at school as opposed other social settings. An issue which is particularly alarming considering that across 39 states surveyed, 7.2% of students bullied admit to not going to school due to personal safety and bullying concerns. The effects of bullying can continue many years into adulthood. In the most extreme cases, targets of bullying retaliated through school shootings and most commonly by committing suicide. In previous generations bullying was viewed as a rite of passage or a normal childhood behavior which was regarded as a harmless character builder for the children involved; however children who classify as a bully as well as the children who are bullied have lasting social and psychological affects long after adolescence or the end of bullying. While bullying has no distinguished set of reasons
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