The Problem Of Female Adolescents

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Author Louise L. Hay once stated, “no person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for 'we ' are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace, harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives”. If we could all uphold these words of wisdom, it sure would make dealing with aggressive people in our world a lot easier. As we are all aware of, teenagers can be very egocentristic and feel the whole world is either against them or watching their every move. Female adolescents can especially have these feelings and are far more hurt by words than actions. In a recent survey done by the Journal of School Health, it indicated that between 10% and 17% of middle and high school adolescents report some form of maltreatment by their peers (Eisenberg et al., 2003), and 23% of female victims report being intimidated by other girls (Fekkes et al., 2005). These statistics are likely to be higher, due to the fact that most victims are reluctant to speak out and against indirect aggression. Despite all of the efforts to decrease bullying, increase awareness and prevention; the fact is students are still experiencing it . . . especially our teenage girls. This article is to shed light on the subject of indirect aggression among adolescent girls. More specifically, how to recognize indirect aggression, why it happens, factors that contribute towards this aggression, effects indirect aggression has on girls and what programs have been implemented to decrease this
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