Bullying Bullying at any level Is an existing problem that children and adults face each and every day. It has become increasingly important that parents, school administrators, teachers and all company management teams need to keep a definite and constant focus on bullying. Bullying is not only physical, but it can also have it’s largest impact on one’s emotions while tearing apart their reputation and In many cases, the effects from it, has caused suicides. Many people, including kids are killing themselves because of bullying. How do we stop this from happening?
Bullying is not a normal art of life and is damaging to both the bully and the victim. Bullies are made, not born. If left alone, bullying can lead to serious life altering consequences, With knowing the facts about bullying and becoming more educated with It, you will learn to mitigate the problem by raising awareness and increasing supervision for this growing situation in our society. With cable, internet and print readily available today, we notice that bullying Is not only, more common than one would hope for, but Is happening on a dally basis throughout our entire world.
Child bullying has existed In spinsterhood and schools for centuries. And, American schools harbor approximately 2. 1 million bullies and 2. 7 million of their victims. Dan Losses, National School Safety Center, Source: National Education Association Alice. Com web April 1, 2013 The latest statistics show that 37% of American workers have been bullied at work and bullying affects half of American adults in the U. S. The chances of being bullied in the workplace are 1 in 6. October 3, 201 2 Workplace Bullying, Source: Lunch and Learn Sessions bridged. Du web April 1, 2013. When dealing with the bully It helps to know how they operate. And, before we can discuss why people bully, we need to have a clear understanding of what bullying is and then we can figure out how to prevent bullying from starting. Do we have laws to protect the victim from the bully? What are the laws concerning bullying In the united States? Bullying Is the aggressive behavior arising from the deliberate intent to cause physical or psychological distress to others.
All bullies show two distinct characteristics, aggression and intent, but the deciding factor that determines a bully is that of their conflict triggering behaviors. Research shows there re two types of bullies: proactive and reactive. Both exalt a number of common traits and forces that define their personalities and contribute to the motives for their actions. A proactive bully behaves in a controlled, unfeeling, deliberate manner. This bully delivers aggression with the hope of achieving a goal, like coercion and domination, rather than as a response to an external threat.
The forces behind these bullies are goals and competition driven behaviors. Both are standard behaviors but add power and aggression and you’re facing a bully. In schools, these bullies thrive through competitive sports and scholastics. Schools support competition and goal driven behavior, unknowingly reinforcing the unhealthy bully. In the workplace, these unhealthy 1 OFF and aggressive managers, tolerated because they continue to achieve the organization’s goals. When they achieve their goals, these bullies are reinforced to continue in their unhealthy behaviors.
Until our schools and workplaces acknowledge their bullies and refuse to tolerate their damaging behaviors, we will continue to have unhealthy bullies emerging as the “survival of the fittest”. Bullies and Victims from the Schoolyard to the Boardroom, Patricia S. Whitehorse, page 2. The second type of bully is the reactive bully. The reactive bully may be a victim at home and a bully at school or, a school victim turned avenger. Both the proactive and the reactive bully may escalate minor conflicts; however, there are several behavior characteristics that distinguish a reactive bully from a proactive bully.
A reactive bully has faulty perceptions of the provocation, often blaming or accusing another of hostility or provocation that never occurred. An example would be when you’re merely staring absentmindedly into space and someone angrily asks you the question, “Why are you looking at me? In addition to faulty perception of provocations, they also have faulty estimates of the consequences of their actions. Example with a suicide for their only way out or answer to their situation. Bullies and Victims from the Schoolyard to the Boardroom, Patricia S. Whitehorse, page 3.
Bystanders: What is a bystander and what makes a bystander different from the bully or the victim? Bystanders are separate from the bullies and the victims mainly because they make a decision to stay on the outside of the situation. While the victims and bullies are directly involved, the bystanders think that by avoiding the battle or agreement altogether is the right move and the best thing for them personally. The bystander will purposely ignore the situation if it allows them to. Whereas some bystanders will take the side of the bully by laughing at the victim, encouraging the bully.
However, there are some bystanders that will be supportive and take safe action to stop the bully, find help and or support the victim but this is far and few that actually will do something. Bullying has been increasingly viewed as an important contributor to youth violence, including homicide and suicide. Case studies of the shooting at Columbine High School and other U. S. Schools have suggested that bullying was a factor in many of the incidents. Recent school bullying and accessibility statistics show that 1 out of 4 kids are bullied.
And, 77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally, & physically. I need to include accessibility statistics along side my report due to the fact that it, in itself, is rapidly approaching similar numbers, with 43% experiencing accessibility. Of the 77% of students that said they had been bullied in the past, 14% of those who were bullied said they experienced severe (bad) reactions to the abuse. 1 in 5 students admit to being a Lully, or doing some “Bullying. ” Each day 160,000 students miss school for fear of being bullied. 43% of kids fear harassment in the bathroom at school.
The most staggering and alarming statistic is that 100,000 students carry a gun to school. And, to the bureau of Justice, school bullying and accessibility statistics study, teenagers say revenge is the strongest motivation for school shootings. 87% said shootings are motivated by a desire to “get back at those who have hurt them. ” 86% said, “other kids picking on them, making fun of them or bullying them” causes teenagers to turn to lethal violence in the schools. The study indicated that those in the lower grades reported being in twice as many fights as those in the higher grades.
Source: Ambassadors 4 Kid’s Club. Www. Club. Org / bullying statistics April 13, 2013. Even with the horrific tragedy back in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton Ct. , there is a lower rate of serious violent crimes in the elementary level than in the middle or high school. State and local law makers have taken action to prevent bullying and protect children. Through laws (in their state education codes and elsewhere) and model policies (that provide guidance to districts and schools), each Tate addresses bullying differently.
Bullying, accessibility, and related behaviors may be addressed in a single law or may be addressed in multiple laws. In some cases, bullying appears in the criminal code of a state that may apply to Juveniles. Source: Stop Bullying. Www. Storytelling. Gob / laws & policy, April 13, 2013. Bullying can be irritating, embarrassing, hurtful and even dangerous. Some of the various forms of bullying are: verbal, social emotional, physical, and accessibility. Most of us have experienced verbal bullying, this happens when someone calls another person names or otherwise teases them.
Social emotional or social exclusion happens when a group leaves another person out on purpose, when someone spreads rumors or gossips about another person or when someone tries to break up friendships of another person. Girls most often resort to Social Exclusion when bullying. Physical bullying involves any form of physical action directed at another person such as, hitting or shoving someone causing them physical harm. Accessibility involves the use of digital technology, such as mobile phones or internet to cause harm to others by posting hurtful statements or information whether it’s false or not.
In many cases one would post inappropriate or embarrassing photos or videos onto social websites. The effects caused from bullying can be devastating, last a lifetime and can lead to someone death whether from the bully or the victim taking their own life through suicide. Recent statistics show that suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year. I understand the rules and regulations about bullying are still in effect, but not much has changed, “Bullying” continues daily and is getting worse. New laws need to be written with stronger regulations and punishments enforced.
And, if the law, is strict with the depth of the crime and the court system abides under all circumstance and enforces the penalty where deserved, then maybe bullying will subside someday. There is an abundance of information available pertaining to bullying for each individual state and their laws and rules seem to stand in place clearly. But, because of one’s age, most bullies fall into other categories where there isn’t the rigid strength of a penalty deserving to the actual crime. This becomes more disturbing and overwhelming enmeshment must fit the crime, not the sense of outrage over it.
So, how do we cope with this issue and redirect these Juveniles that seem to be programmed for destruction. And, what about society’s role and the impact it has on bullying. Today we are encouraged by Backbone and Twitter and other social networks to put every thought and defining moments online. People sacrifice their own privacy to have the ability to connect like everyone else and we worry less about the privacy of others. With someone first impulse, immaturity and boundless publishing power, this can easily become a critical and dangerous mix.
With this increased power to do things comes increased responsibility to make sure that what you’re doing is the right thing to do. Bullying is an emotionally charged issue that has devastated many families. How can someone stop bullying from happening to their child or to themselves? Are their some preventative methods that one can follow easily? At present, there are no federal laws that directly addresses bullying. In some cases, bullying overlaps with discriminatory harassment which is then covered under federal civil rights laws enforced by the U. S. Department of Education and the U. S. Department of Justice.