Bullying By: Kaity Fucina, Jen Gumulak, & Cristian Barros.
Definition: Bullying is a form of abuse. It involves repeated acts over time attempting to create or enforce one person's (or a group's) power over another person.
Bullying can be a very traumatic experience for your child. It can cause physical and emotional harm, and damage your child for a long time to come. Indeed, a victim of bullying can suffer from physical injury, but the long lasting effects to someone’s psyche can be even more damaging in the long term, even though these effects might be subtle. It is also important to note that bullying can take place without physical contact.
Bullying Is a Bigger Problem then you think Every day thousands of teens wake up afraid to go to school. Bullying is a problem that affects millions of students, and it has everyone worried, not just the kids on its receiving end. Yet because parents, teachers, and other adults don't always see it, they may not understand how extreme bullying can get.
Tips If your concerned that your child is the victim of bullying: It can be difficult to deal with a bully. However, It is more helpful when a bully’s parents and school are involved trying to work on helping diffuse the situation.? Or worse?
First you should get your child’s input. -You need to be a safe place your child can turn for help. Be open to your child
Talk to the school authorities-Discuss the problem with your child’s teacher, principal or counselor.
Teach your child to avoid the bully- child does not need to fight back. Encourage him or her to avoid the bully when possible.
Encourage your child to be assertive-It is not necessary to fight back to defeat a bully. You can teach your child to stand up straight and tell the bully, firmly, to leave him or her alone.
Practice with your child-practice what to say to a bully, or how to leave a situation that could turn into bullying.
Teach your child to move in groups-Have your child go to school and other places with trusted and true friends.
Bullying relating to Twisted: In the book Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson there issues through out the book dealing with bullying.
Difference on handling bullying: How our school would deal with bullying: How twisted dealt with bullying: After Tyler was bullied he avoided talking to anyone. At Tyler's school they didn’t ask him questions as to why he had bruises and open cuts on his face. Instead, put him in a room making him look like the one in trouble. Publically embarrassing him. They really didn’t do anything to Chip or any of his friends. If someone were bullied in our school we would talk to a consular, our parents, someone close to us. Teachers and consular's would force us to give them any information we knew. If the bullying is to bad we get detention or can go as far as getting suspended.
Statistics out of 30 people: 1.) If you have seen bullying you would try to prevent it. 25 Agree 5 Disagree 2.) If you yourself were bullied you would tell someone. 22 Agree 8 Disagree 3.) You have physically or emotionally bullied someone before. 17 Agree 13 Disagree 4.) Bullies tend to be physically larger and stronger than their peers. 12Agree 19 Disagree 5.) Being bullied can result in anxiety, depression, behavior problems and poor academic performance. 26 Agree 4 Disagree
Statistic out of 30 people: 6.) Do you think there is bullying at West? 28 Yes 2 No 7.) Have you ever been bullied? 12 Yes 18 No 8.) Did you ever bully anyone before? 14 Yes 16 No 9.) Does bullying affect the way a person acts? 27 Yes 3 No 10.) Do you think bullying can cause depression? 26 Yes 4 No 11.) Do you think bullying is focused at a certain age? 8 Yes 22 No
Short answer responses: 12.) At what age do you think people start getting bullied? The most common response was at any age. Other responses include: elementary school, middle school, high school, kindergarten, at the age of 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. As well as, “when they feel like it” and it depends. 13.) In your opinion what is bullying? The most commonly used response was when someone is physically or emotionally harmed. Other responses include:being mean to someone, picking on someone/ making fun of someone, it’s a form of harassment, being negative to someone, making people feel bad about themselves, getting made fun of. As well as, it shouldn’t happen, it’s bad, and it makes you feel not wanted. 14.) What would you do if you seen someone getting bullied? The most commonly used response was, they would try and stop it.
Other responses include:
help the victim, walk away, do nothing, join in/ start a riot, and lastly tell some like a teacher, consular, etc.
Summary Many people deal with bullying, more often then you see or hear about. Whether it being physical or emotional.