Education - Bullying

Education - Bullying

Education essay

Discuss the impact of one particular form of bullying and possible intervention strategies for schools

Sadly, bullying is pervasive in our society. Olweus (1991) definition of bullying ‘A student is being victimized when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more students. Bullying in both primary and post primary schools has been a problem which occurs in many different schools across Northern Ireland. Thankfully over the last few years bullying has become an interest to many writers and researchers who in return are helping schools across Northern Ireland tackle the issues that occur within the classroom every day. Know that we now much more about the extent of bullying, the physiological and health related consequences, the nature of bullying and the long term emotion caused by bullying schools are more committed to place intervention programs to help prevent these ongoing issues.

However, with a rise in the different forms of bullying identifying a child that is being bullied can be difficult. Some forms of bullying that can be categorized within schools are physical aggression, verbal aggression, social alienation, intimidation, relation bullying. All these types of bullying can have a huge affect on a child’s mental stability or physical stability. Some cases of bullying can be mild to severe and schools need to keep on top of the issues and within this paper the writer will focus upon one type of bullying and discuss possible intervention strategies that a post primary school can use in order to decrease the number of incidents that take place within the school environment. With the spectrum of types of bullying being so broad the writer is going to look at children in the post primary classroom who are verbally abused.

Many people say, "Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Unfortunately, this cliché is untrue. Words can hurt as badly as domestic...

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