Cyberbullying In Schools : The Problem Of Bullying

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Over 67% of students believe that schools respond poorly to bullying, with a high percentage of students believing that adults help is infrequent and ineffective (Do something.org). Bullying in schools is an issue that affects students’ self-esteem. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying also includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. Bullying in schools is an issue that affects students’ self-esteem. A lot of people ignore the thought of helping someone else who is being bullied. Victims of bullying become depressed and are sometimes too scared to ask for help. Certain guidelines can give parents,teachers, and students the help that they need to stay positive. Bullying can be prevented by peer mentoring,encouraging students to participate in their favorite activities, and training teachers on how to stop bullying.

“71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school” (Dosomething.org). Bullying can be any form of verbal,emotional, physical and cyber. First there is verbal bullying. Verbal bullying is when an individual uses verbal language to gain power over his or her peers (antibullyingsoftware.com). Emotional bullying is one of the cruel use of words to mock, shock, tease another
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