Dealing With Bullying. Listen What If You're the Bully?
All of us have to deal with a lot of difficult situations and emotions. When some people feel stressed, angry, or frustrated, picking on someone else can be a quick escape — it takes the attention away from them and their problems. Some bullies learn from firsthand experience. Perhaps name-calling, putdowns, or physical force are the norms in their families. If you find it hard to resist the temptation to bully, you might want to talk with someone you look up to. Bullying behavior backfires and makes everyone feel miserable — even the bullies. Do you really want people to think of you as unkind, abusive, and mean? Steps to Stop Bullying in Schools If the environment at your school supports bullying, working to change it can help. You can try to talk to the bully. Most people hesitate to speak out because it can be hard. When a group of people keeps quiet like this, the bully's reach is extending beyond just one person. Volunteer for Social Change.
The Psychological Effects of Bullying on Kids & Teens. We've all been there.
The playground, where one girl grabs another's hair and yanks her backwards off the swing. The lunchroom, where “the mean kid” smacks down a smaller boy's tray, spilling his food. The classroom, where a group of kids repeatedly taunt the youngest child in the class for being stupid. From the vantage point of adulthood, bullying is mean-spirited and pointless, but it is unfortunately a regular part of childhood. (Indeed, even some adults haven't grown out of the habit of belittling others and pushing them around.)
As with any public discourse, this inevitably means confusion, misunderstanding and misconception on the part of listeners. We will start with a definition of bullying and a look at where it occurs and who is usually victimized. What Is Bullying? Although at first it may seem simple to define what constitutes bullying behavior, it does not always fit the classic stereotype of the older boy beating up his smaller classmate. Cyberbullying - National Bullying Prevention Center. Just as the use of technology itself has evolved, so has the ability to bully.
Bullying, once restricted to the school or neighborhood, has now moved into the online world. Bullying through electronic means is referred to as “cyberbullying.” As adults, thinking back, it was just a generation ago that kids and teens were asking their parents for a phone in their room — maybe even one with a separate line or three-way calling — so they could easily and somewhat privately connect with more friends. An Update on Alex Libby. A common theme in the numerous comments we’ve received to-date on the film Bully, centers on one of the film’s most moving characters, Alex Libby, a sweet-natured Iowa teen who had been bullied for years.
Since many viewers were worried about him and were understandably empathetic, we thought it might be good to give you an update on Alex. First of all, to cut to the chase in the happiest of ways: this year Alex worked as an intern for the Bully Project itself, in their offices in New York City! Last year, Alex was featured on CNN, and as you can see from this clip he’s evolving into a confident young man passionately hoping to help others who are being bullied: Bullying Definition. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.
The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include: Bullying Statistics - National Bullying Prevention Center. Effects of Bullying Students who experience bullying are at increased risk for poor school adjustment, sleep difficulties, anxiety, and depression (Center for Disease Control, 2015).
Students who engage in bullying behavior are at increased risk for academic problems, substance use, and violent behavior later in adolescence and adulthood (Center for Disease Control, 2015). Students who are both targets of bullying and engage in bullying behavior are at greater risk for both mental health and behavior problems than students who only bully or are only bullied (Center for Disease Control, 2015).
Students who experience bullying are twice as likely as non-bullied peers to experience negative health effects such as headaches and stomachaches (Gini & Pozzoli, 2013). Articles about Bullying - latimes. June 19, 2013 | By Mary MacVean Has anyone with a sibling not been in the back seat of a car, someone hitting someone and parents threatening to pull over “right this minute”?
Just seems like part of growing up, right? Well some researchers say not necessarily. Parents, doctors and schools should not dismiss sibling bullying, they said. Sibling aggression can be as damaging as other sorts of bullying, and it can be linked to poorer mental health, according to a study published this week in the journal Pediatrics. October 19, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton An Illinois dad got the call on Thursday that no parent ever wants to receive. October 21, 2013 | Sandy Banks It seems to happen often enough that we're no longer shocked to hear it: A teenager commits suicide after being bullied online by peers.