Running Head: The Bullies and the Bullied
Bullying in Schools
Bullying is an implication of power, power over the mind and spirit of the weak. Most bullies demonstrate their skill of power over the ones who believe they do not have the strength to defend themselves. Bullying is classified as a form of aggression where a child is being victimized, harassed, and intimidated on a constant basis. Most bullies have an imbalance of power amongst the students doing the bullying and the students they are victimizing. Bullying tends to be most popular in schools because this is where the children gain their respect from others students. Usually when the bullying starts, the students who initiate the bullying have had some emotional problems at home or in their lives that have left them powerless. In this case, that child tends to prey on the person weaker or smaller than them to regain that loss of power. Since bullying can impact the physical, emotional, and social health of a person, they tend to experience sleep problems, lower belly pains, headaches, and a low self-esteem.
There are two classifications that are known to identify bullying: indirect and direct bullying. Indirect bullying is constantly being made fun of, eliminating themselves from certain groups just to avoid the bullies, and a child tend to normally stay by themselves, which cause them not to have any friends at all. Direct bullying is constantly being teased, hit, kicked, and having nasty comments directed towards them. Bullying can be in the form of physical, mental, and cybering; which is the use of electronic technology in the form of texting and social networking sites, like Facebook and twitter. With the increase use of technology, cyber bullying is becoming the most popular way for the bullies to bully their victims.
School supposes to be a safe and learning environment for students. School should be the one place where they do not have to watch their backs. With...