The Effects Of High School Bullying On American Youths

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Preventing High School Bullying in American Youths This report aims to introduce and discuss the history of high school bullying in American youths, identifying and explain its origins and causes, and provide recommendations on how to prevent this issue and optimise development. The Bronfenbrenner 's Bioecological Model will be employed to highlight the interaction between American bullied youths and their environmental contexts. Part A: Introduction and Background Bullying is not a new problem, it is the most frequent type of victimization encountered by youths, and is a growing public health dilemma (Bradshaw, 2013). Many studies conducted over the last few decades has affirmed that bullying occurs regularly in the United States of American (USA). Statistics have shown about 20% of youths in grades 9-12 in the USA have been subjected to bullying at school (Barrios, David-Ferdon, Hertz, Holt & Jones, 2015; Campain, Goldberg, Hase, Smffith & Stuck, 2015). Bullying is often defined as recurring negative or aggressive behaviour, such as physical and verbal abuse, or intentional social segregation, with the objective to cause harm to another and occurs in the form of a power imbalance aimed at an individual who is less capable at defending themselves (Brindis et al., 2015; Campain et al., 2015; Gendron, Guerra & Williams , 2011). Research has suggested bullying can have a substantial influence on the overall progression and well-being of an
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