By Katie Dupere Most have been impacted by bullying. And their stories need to be heard and addressed, too.
Definition[ edit ] There is no universal definition of school bullying; however, it is widely agreed that bullying is a subcategory of aggressive behavior characterized by the following three minimum criteria: Gender inequality and the prevalence of violence against women in society exacerbate the problem.
Similarly, social norms that support the authority of teachers over children may legitimise the use of violence to maintain discipline and control. If unchecked, gender discrimination and power imbalances in schools can encourage attitudes and practices that subjugate children, uphold unequal gender norms and tolerate violence, including corporal punishment.
Thornberg and Knutsen state in their study, "School attributing refers to attributing the cause of bullying to the school setting.
Boredom in school involves a student who does not have anything else to do other than bully. Poor antibullying practices may include teachers and staff not caring enough to intervene, or a school not having enough teachers for students.
This may lead to the students feeling unwanted or unimportant due to the lack of care from the school's staff. For example, physical and sexual Bullying and worldwide issue may be more prevalent in schools in contexts where it is also more prevalent in wider society.
Studies suggest that sexual violence and harassment of girls is worse in schools where other forms of violence are prevalent, and in conflict and emergency contexts,  and that gang violence is more common in schools where gangs, weapons and drugs are part of the local culture. Exploring the Contributions of Childhood Negative Life Experiences in Predicting Adolescent Bullying Behavior," Connell, Morris and Piquero identify three primary aspects of a child's life- family, school and peers- as major indicators to whether or not that child exhibits behavior akin to bullying.
The best way to address bullying is to stop it before it starts. There are many different groups that can intervene to address bullying and cyberbullying in schools: There are no federal mandates for bullying curricula or staff training.
In addition to addressing bullying before it occurs, a great prevention strategy is to educate the students on bullying. Internet or library research, such as looking up types of bullying, how to prevent it, and how kids should respond Presentations, such as a speech or role-play on stopping bullying Discussions about topics like reporting bullying Creative writing, such as a poem speaking out against bullying or a story or skit teaching bystanders how to help Artistic works, such as a collage about respect or the effects of bullying Classroom meetings to talk about peer relations  Effects[ edit ] A victim, in the short term, may feel depressedanxious, angry, have excessive stresslearned helplessnessfeel as though their life has fallen apart, have a significant drop in school performance, or may commit suicide bullycide.
In the long term, they may feel insecurelack trustexhibit extreme sensitivity hypervigilantor develop a mental illness such as psychopathyavoidant personality disorder or PTSD.
They may also desire vengeancesometimes leading them to torment others in return. Among these participants alcohol and substance abuse are commonly seen later in life. Bystanders who witness repeated victimizations of peers can experience negative effects similar to the victimized children themselves.
Violence and bullying at the hands of teachers or other students may make children and adolescents afraid to go to school and interfere with their ability to concentrate in class or participate in school activities.
It can also have similar effects on bystanders. This in turn has an adverse impact on academic achievement and attainment and on future education and employment prospects.The Issue Of Bullying Bullying is a problem that affects millions of students of all races and classes.
1 out of 4 kids is bullied and depending on their ages up to 43% of students have been bullied while online. countries worldwide and dates of publication with bullying problems before and after the issue came to the forefront in education in the United States of America.
Table: 1 Countries of world dealing with bullying as a national problem in education. Bullying is a major public health problem that demands the concerted and coordinated time and attention of health-care providers, policy-makers and families. Evolving awareness about the morbidity and mortality associated with bullying has helped give this psychosocial hazard a modest level of worldwide public health attention.
1 – 5 . The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization -- known as UNESCO -- released its global status report on School Violence and Bullying today.
It found that about million kids experience bullying in some form every year. It effects kids in all countries. This estimate is based on a poll of , young people in 18 . In general, the U.S. has an about average amount of bullying when compared to other countries according to a World Health Organization survey.
See the rates of bullying in 35 countries - PDF.
Rather, consider covering it as a public health issue. When bullying is also harassment, it does break federal law. Bullying. An issue that gains constant attention in society, the media, and most importantly for myself; schools.
I have been in the education field for the past five years and over this time have witnessed accounts of bullying within the school environment.