Bullying is common among teens, a study wasfound that every third kid in their teens either were bullied or were bully. Butwhether these bullying behaviours contributeto more aggressive and violent acts in the future is debatable, experts say.
(Berstains) Bullying is intolerable, it’s anemotionally draining issue, lots of things have changed throughout the courseof time nevertheless, and bullying is still prominent in the world today. Bullyinghas a real negative effect on the victim’s life. Those who are always bulliedcan be pushed to the breaking point, where they could end up hurting themselvesor others.
It is inhumane, and it needs to end. According to researchers atNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 30 percent of 6ththrough 10th grade students are involved in bullying at school.Students bully other because they areinsecure and unconfident, they use bullying tactics against who they think areweak, unpopular and easily intimated. They want to impress their fellow classmates and attain their attention by showing their power. According to the studyof Dr. Tonja Nansel, bullying was found to be more prominent among boyscompared to girls and was higher among 6th-8th graders.He analyzed surveys of almost 16,000 students throughout the United States. It was also found that a large number ofindividuals who bully learns this behavior at home, very often a parent orparents are bullies, angry and don’t handle conflict well.
This same behaviorhas been found in bullies. It is also studied that most of the bullies chooseto act this way is to get others attentions and to feel important, theattention and importance that they can’t find at their home with their parentsand siblings. Bad upbringing is one of the most common cause of kids gettinginvolved and developing a bullying behavior. Bullying can be done in different ways: Firstly,the most common and dangerous kind of bullying in today’s time isCyber-bullying. It can be defined as “when the Internet, cell phones or otherdevices are used to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrassanother person”. It is growing among adults and its becoming morewidespread because one can harass other with much less risk of being caught.
Cyberbullying includes sending, posting or sharing harmful, false and personalinformation about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. Somecyberbullies crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behaviors. It feelslike never ending, bullies can get to their target anytime and anywhere, oftenin the safety of their own home. Secondly, physical bullying which is veryobvious form of bullying such as kicking, slapping, punching, hitting, biting,scratching and other physical attacks. It occurs when kids use physical actionto get control over their target.
It is easy to identify, physical bullies are bigger,aggressive, and stronger than their peers. It has received more attention fromschool than other forms of bullying. Thirdly, sexual bullying which is a veryserious and sensitive issue that needs to be tackled. It includes sexual namecalling, crude comments uninvited touching, vulgar gestures and pornographicmaterial. For Example, a bully might make an unacceptable comment about girl’sappearance, sexual development or sexual activity. (Sherri Gordon) Mostcommonly girls are the victim of sexual bullying both by boys and by othergirls.
Boys might touch them inappropriate or unwillingly and on the other handgirls might make fun of their appearance or called them “slut” or “tramp”.”Bullying and being bullied appear to beimportant indicators that something is wrong, and children who experienceeither or both need help,” (Zinkivich) Lastly, Bullying is a sad reality thataffects many people, I hope I just took some part of you back and made yourealize that bullying is specific. No two acts of bullying are the same becausebullying is always personal, always meant to strike home with the individualperson, to make the individual feel as if he/she is completely worthless to theworld.
That is what a group of senior boys did to me this year, and I only gotthrough this year where my close friend was next to me. I personally believe beside all theanti-bullying campaigns in schools and elsewhere, a child upbringing and theenvironment at home plays the most important role in any individual’s mindsetin dealing with bullies and whether or not to be one.