Bullying Programs For Elementary Schools

1281 Words Oct 7th, 2016 6 Pages
In the last two decades, there has been a surge of anti-bullying programs that have come out for elementary schools. It is important to inform our youth on exactly what bullying is, strategies for prevention and coping. Education about bullying became a main goal for elementary school in the last two decades due to the exponential rate of school shooting, suicides and cyber bullying. The question is whether or not these programs are effective in education and prevention This paper will discuss why bullying is such a concerning issue, the goals and promises of prevention programs and if these are effective or not.
Bullying is recognized as one of the most significant public health concerns in the United States facing school aged children. As well as, most common type of school violence. Resulting in psychological and behavioral issues for both the victim and the bully. According to Brown, Low, Smith and Haggerty. “victims of bullying [exhibit] more loneliness and depression, greater school avoidance, more suicidal ideation and less self-esteem than their non-bullied peers” (Brown, Low, Smith & Haggerty, 2011, p.424). While victims of bullying tend to display more internalizing outcomes, bullies externalize the effects. Leading to conduct problems and delinquency. Bullying has a negative impact on school performance for both victim and bully resulting in lower levels of academic achievement, school avoidance and more conflicts with teacher and students (Brown, Low, Smith &…
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