It is time, at last, to speak the truth about what bullying is and how it affects us as human beings and our development. It is unfortunate but seemingly an inevitable human activity. It has been scattered
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among people of all ages, but mostly school-age children. Society has been aware of bullying since around 1693, but it was not viewed as a real problem until the 1970s. “While overall incidents of school violence, such as assault and theft, have declined in the last decade, bullying is on the rise.” (qtd in Tyre) The percentage of middle and high school students that have been victimized by bullying went up from 14 percent in 2001 to 32 percent in 2009. (Tyre)
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 participating in 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 and adapting to social frameworks. Because bullies can adapt to social changes and regulations, we, as a society, should be equally adaptive in how we perceive, address, prevent, and punish bullying.
Bullying has been a very big issue for a long time. Most people who are being bullied or have witnessed bullying don’t tell anyone. 64% of people who have/are being bullied haven’t reported it, and 36% of people have. There isn’t just one type of way to be bullied there are many ways. The main ways to be bullied are physical, verbal, and emotional. Other ways to be bullied are disability, gay, legal, parental, and cyberbullying. People who bully other people tend to have Immature social skills, lack of compassion and empathy, Poor impulse control, they tend to watch more aggressive TV shows and play more aggressive video games, they have strained parental relationships, inconsistent discipline,
Bullying has become an increasingly widespread social phenomenon. It is defined as a way of seeing aggressive behavior occur within someone that intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying may take place in the form of physical contact, verbal use, or even psychologically. There is a major difference in bullying and normal conflict between people. It does not only occur in children, but also in adolescence. Zielinski (2014) suggests that the effects of bullying in childhood can last a lifetime, both for the child who’s bullied and their tormenter. Harassment falls into the same category and effects individuals in similar ways to those of bullying. Girdwain (2016) explains several factors that constitute bullying in old age. This paper examines Zielinski (2014) and Girdwain (2016) relation to other research articles to show the brutal side of bullying and how to fully understand the effects of it on children adolescents even the elderly.
Bullying is a devastating act committed by an individual or group of individuals to intimidate another, generally to force the other to do what one wants. A person does not choose to become a bully abruptly, usually there tends to be a cause of influence to change one’s perception of themselves as being superior. There are many leading causes that result in the creation of a bully; from one being bullied themselves, seeing other do it, being jealous of another, to make oneself feel superior to another, and even to making oneself fit within a society. However, bullying is just the beginning of a demising path of an individual, which can lead to a more serious problem later on within their life. However, there are ways to prevent bullying and
Most people can remember a time when they were bullied or were a bully. We can often identify the potential victims of bullying, based on our stereotypes. Sometimes it can even be considered a matter of tradition and ritual; this is seen in the “hazing” practices of clubs. Today’s bullying is much more aggressive, persistent, and damaging. The message sent to society is that bullying is not serious and has allowed it to evolve and perpetuate into the serious social consideration that we now face today. Bullying is a rapidly growing issue all over the world. While the UK calculates the number of bullied children at approximately 23%, this is much lower than the United States 76%, and finally China, which claims the lowest percentage. However, while the percentages may vary, what they all have in common is that they are all “on the rise”.
Whether bullying concerns you or not, it is a topic that happens world-wide and should not be ignored. You or someone you love could be suffering from this and it is in everyone’s best interest to pay attention to what is happening around them. Being well informed about this topic is imperative because although there are endless amounts of programs supporting the cause, getting those being bullied to speak up is still a great issue. In a study done by the National Bullying Prevention Center, 64% of children who were bullied did not report it; only 36% reported the bullying(2). We have all fallen into the hands of a bully at least once in our lives and I’m tired of listening to the phrase “ make the world a better place” when that should first start by making the people that live in it kinder to one another.
Lynette Mather stated that, “What if the kid you bullied at school grew up, and turned out to be the only surgeon who could save your life?” This quote really spoke to me because it holds a lot of truth in it being that bullying or being bullied sticks with you forever whether or not you apologized for what you did back in your school days or not, those words and actions scar people forever and it is something that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We are often blind to the fact that bullying is continuously a big problem in our society. This topic is important because almost everyone that we know, including ourselves have been affected by bullying in one way or another and we may not think what we do or have done is doing harm, but to other people we are hurting them in various ways and it can be very dangerous and lead to horrible things down the road. I am guilty of being all three at one point of time in my life and most people are whether the results are big or small. Throughout this paper I will be talking about how bullying is done, who is affected and how the education system is trying to help.
Bullying has been finally pointed out and many voices have been heard. Growing up before in the 70s, 80s, and early 90s the term bullying was not recognized or it was ignored. In today’s social living bullying is not tolerated anywhere. The cause and effect are extreme. We have to see the warning signs, of change in moods, bad behaviors, or no signs at all.
People also have misconceptions about what bullying is exactly. Some believe that conflict is the same as bullying. Conflict involves people with equal power and blame, whereas bullying involves at least two people who do not have equal power, and certainly do not share blame. Likewise, bullying is not the same as joking around, or kids just being kids. Bullying is a learned behavior, not genetic, and joking around is not intended to hurt anyone, whereas bullying is intentionally hurtful because it takes advantage of a real or perceived power imbalance. As a matter of fact, bullying has the potential to have a serious negative impact on the entire school climate if left unchecked. Additionally, bullying is not just physical behaviors like hitting, kicking, pushing, and etcetera. Similarly, bullying is not the same as boys just being boys because aggression is a learned behavior, not genetic. Although, it is interesting that this misconception exists because it is derived from fairytales, which is one form of media that has shaped gender norms for both girls and boys.
Have you ever bullied someone before or are you a victim of being bullied? Well, bullying is described as an immoral and aggressive behaviour where it has an impact on one person to another. This is caused by people assuming they are dominant, superior in age or position. The bully also brings that unnatural anger on someone and tries to victimised them so that they can feel good about themselves. Bullying can occur in a range of places from schools to public places, even at home. Now these days technology is also a problem because of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is becoming an infamous territory to battle their victims as it is often used to humiliate them on social media. As a result, we can say that schools’ bullies have become a huge problem these days. The concept of a bully is that some students who lack in specific qualities in the eyes of the bully is a target for them in order for them to become popular. To be honest, bullying is a bad sign which results in lowering victim’s emotions and this may lead to mental illnesses such as depression and suicidal attempts. Actually, bullying to be present in school should not be tolerated in every possible way because it is violating a person’s human rights. This speech talks about the causes and the consequences of bullying as well the opinions to persuade you to be against bullying in schools and in general.
Throughout the years and across generations, bullying has continued to be the problem that it is today. Despite growing concern towards bullying, it has commonly been seen as an issue that one must face on his or her own. An experience that toughens children to help prepare them for the “real world” outside of school. Viewpoints may be based on political orientation: conservatives are more likely to believe that with the issue of bullying, responsibility lies in individuals, while liberals argue for society-based responsibility (Kim & Telleen, 2016). Either way may be misguided if blame is rested on the victims themselves rather than on the bullies, which is often found to be the case (Kim & Telleen, 2016).
Bullying has been a problem within school systems for years and years. One example that comes to mind when one think about school bullying is the Columbine High School shooting in 1999. Before that tragic incident, “[there was] no legislation addressing bullying or “peer abuse” existing in the United States” (McClowry). It is believed that everyone is affected by the problem of bullying. The victims definitely take the hardest impact, but the bullies are also affected. Even ordinary bystanders should be affected because they are able to help stand up
It is only in the recent years that attention has turned toward the widespread problem of bullying, especially in schools, and that bullying is identified as a serious problem that merits intervention and research (Coy). Therefore, relatively little effort has been made to overcome or address the problem, which still remains a widespread social vice. This paper purports to illustrate how, despite efforts made to rectify the situation, bullying still remains rampant, and is getting worse.