Different forms of Bullyingand its effects on students By: Peter Ruggirello
What is Bullying?Bullying is aggressive behavior which is intentional, repetitive, and typically has an imbalance of power between the aggressor and the victim.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1g9RV9
Different types of bullyingCyber bullying, physical bullying, verbal bullying, social exclusion, and spreading rumors.
Cyber bullyingUsing technology such as cellular phones and computers as a way to bully a person.Example: Sending harassing or threatening messages, spreading rumors on a social networking site, forwarding an embarrassing picture of someone via text message, and more… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7uyScK3-CU
Gender Differences It is not clear which gender is more susceptible to being cyber bullied. Some studies show that girls are victims of cyber bullying more than boys, while boys are bullied more in school. Other studies have shown no difference in gender when it comes to cyber bullying
Age/Grade level it effects mostThere is no consistent pattern, but students in middle school and high school are usually victims of cyber bullying.
Verbal BullyingA non-violent form of bullying in which the bully or bullies use words to harass a victim.Boy’s are more likely to be victims of verbal bullying than girls.
Social ExclusionIgnoring or excluding someone from a group on purpose.More common type of bullying among girls, but this form of bullying happens to boys as well.
Physical BullyingInflicting physical harm on a victim by punching, kicking, pushing, shoving, and any way to cause physical pain to the victim.More common type of bullying among boys.
Spreading RumorsAnother form of non-violent bullying that involves telling lies about someone to different people.
How Bullying Effects Students Over TimeBullying causes many social and emotional problems for victims such as low self- esteem, depression, anxiety, social withdrawal, physical health complaints, aggression, alcohol problems, and many more.
Why Do Certain People Choose to be Bullies?Many children start bullying other children because they were once victims of bullying themselves.In my personal experience, it may be because they are insecure or because they are trying to impress their peers.
What Can the Schools do to Stop Bullying?Teachers and faculty can prevent bullying in their schools by creating support groups for students dealing with bullying and by letting the students know there are people that are willing to help them through their struggles such as school councilors, parents, teachers and other school faculty.
Continued…Schools need to assure the students that they are in a safe area and find ways to create a positive atmosphere. Example: Setting a strict anti-bullying policy
What to do When You Witness BullyingWhen witnessing bullying in progress, do not just ignore it. Stand up for the victim and find a way to help them.
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