Negative And Negative Impacts Of Bullying

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Prevalence The nature of bullying presents some challenges to accurately determining either its prevalence or severity. Both the positive and negative social interactions of school aged children may be misinterpreted by peers or by education professionals. Additionally, victims and perpetrators of bullying may be less likely to provide truthful responses to research inquiries out of fear of retaliation from peers or school personnel. In spite of these challenges, numerous recent studies on bullying have produced fairly consistent results that may point to an accurate baseline of bullying activity. Several studies demonstrate that bullying continues to be a significant issue for both primary and secondary schools (Casebeer, 2012; Low et al., 2014; and Veenstra, Lindenberg, Huitsing, Sainio, & Salmivalli, 2014). Current literature suggests that around 30 % of students in the United States will experience bullying (Casebeer, 2012; Cornell, Gregory, Huang, & Fan, 2013; and O’Brennan, Waasdorp, & Bradshaw, 2014). With studies consistently reporting bullying rates of close to one third of U.S. students, it is vital to understand what bullying looks like in the present culture.
Current major types of bullying include verbal, physical, relational, and cyber-based bullying (Casebeer, 2012; Chisholm, 2014). Physical and verbal aggression, such as fighting or teasing, is typically easier to recognize than relational and cyber-based bullying tactics. Even in the case of overt bullying…
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