February 1st, 2016
Bullying is a behavior that has been seen over the years within every generation and every age. Bullying is the act of intimidating or influencing another to take control of the victim. Bullying is about control, power, and abuse. Bullying happens to children in kindergarten all the way to seniors in high school, and after into adulthood. Bullying can be a physical, emotional, or verbal act. Bullying is not only limited to schools, it can also take place in the home and anywhere the person being victimized frequents.
Studying the issue of bullying and how it affects human development is extremely important. It is also important to gain understanding of the life of the person doing the bullying to understand why it is that he or she is bullying others. Learning what influences a person to start bullying will allow for appropriate and hopefully effective treatment to help the individual, as well as insight to help prevent bullying. Children that are bullied tend suffer academically because they are in fear of being at school where the source of their stress is most prevalent. Being bullied effects the self-esteem of the victim who tend to have low-self esteem issues already. Children that are bullied may also experience feelings of isolation and depression. They become less socially active and may decide to stay away from social gatherings and gradually, over time, lose confidence in themselves. The effects of bullying also leads to feelings of emotional distress, fear, worry, anxiety, humiliation, loss of self-esteem, and often leads to suicide among the victims.
Bullying tends to be progressive and victims are bullied through various methods, which include direct, verbal, and indirect bullying. Direct bullying includes shoving, pushing, spitting, or hitting, and kicking. Remember, bullying is not a joke or an accident, it is direct...