Bullying as a Correlation to Self- Esteem Issues<br /> By: Ashley Gerwitz and Chelsea Brendel<br />
Definitions: <br />Bullying- Aggressive behavior that involves unwanted, negative actions. <br />Self-Esteem- A realistic respect or favorable impression of ones self. <br />
Statistics:<br />77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally, and physically. <br />62% of all female girls feel insecure. <br />Every seven minutes a child is bullied. <br />A child commits suicide as a direct result of being bullied once every 30 minutes with 19,000 bullied children attempting to commit suicide over the course of one year. <br />
StatisticsContinued:<br />1/3 of all girls in the United States think they are overweight and feel insecure due to bullying. <br />Only 56% of 12 and 13 year olds like how they look. <br />Bullying causes major thoughts and even and actions on suicide. <br />10 to 20 percent of teens experience bullying on a regular basis. <br />Bullying in the middle schools are 24% higher than in elementary and high schools. <br />
Survey Results: <br />Out of 50 participants, only one person said they haven’t been bullied. <br />Majority that have answered they have witnessed bullying, also said they have carried on bullying. <br />A common answer to expressing yourself when angry was bottling up their emotions. <br />Bulling has the greatest effect on low self esteem, is what most students thought. <br />
Survey Results Continued: <br />Over half of the students chosen for the survey knew that 77% was the national percentage of bullying. <br />Around 90% of the 50 selected knew that 36% of high school students do not feel safe in school. <br />Every participant believes there is a correlation between bullying and low self-esteem. <br /> Also, most students had no idea how schools should help the issue of bullying. <br />One answer we found most interesting is, bears should guard the school to help prevent bullying. <br />
Relation to Twisted: <br />Throughout the book, Tyler felt insecure about himself due to bullying from Chip and his friends. <br />Tyler’s sister was never able to be her full self because of trying to fit in, in high school. <br />Tyler’s Mother was bullied by her husband and remained mostly quiet during the book, never able to express herself. <br />Tyler’s dad felt insecure about himself and his job, causing him to bully the ones he loves the most. <br />Yoda was bullied several times, causing him to feel like an outcast, along with Tyler.<br />Tyler also became a bully, after being a victim. <br />
Reason For Choosing This Topic: <br />We felt this topic was a major effect on the characters in this book. <br />Bullying effected mostly all of the characters, and made them not really who they wanted to be. <br />We also wanted to show the importance of how words truly effect an individual. <br />
Conclusion: <br />From our research, studies, and information from the book, we concluded that there is a strong correlation between bullying and self-esteem problems. <br />Bullying will never go away, and people need to learn how to accept other people for who they are, if we ever want self-esteem issues and bullying to disappear. <br />The End! <br />
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