Bullying has affected many young people throughout the country in very negative ways. Many young people who experience bullying tend to have more anxiety, depression, emotional issues, and suicidal thoughts. People should never have to go through these issues because of how horrible they are. These issues can lead to many bullied people to commit suicide and to go trough very bad phases of depression. Not only are the families also affected by this, but so are the ones who bully.
There are many signs as that can show the effects of bullying. many have found that students who are bullied are more likely to:
- feel disconnected from school and not like school
- have lower academic outcomes, including lower attendance and completion rates
- lack quality friendships at school
- display high levels of emotion that indicate vulnerability and low levels of resilience
- be less well accepted by peers, avoid conflict and be socially withdrawn
- have low self-esteem
To stop these horrible incidents from happening, there are many things that others can do to help out the ones in need. According to this website, regularly scheduled discussions with students are an important part of a whole-school bullying intervention. They work together with consistent staff actions against bullying to change school culture. Some types of student discussion will have little positive effect or may even increase rates of bullying, and some will be more effective.
There are also some things to note about some of the people who bully. Such things, that this website explains, are that not all students who bully others have obvious behavior problems or are engaged in rule-breaking activities. Some students are really good at ingratiating themselves with their teacher and other adults. This is true of some boys who bully but is even more common among girls who bully. For this reason it is often difficult for adults to discover or even imagine that these students engage in bullying behavior. People must understand that it is possible for anyone to bully anyone, and that not everyone is a pure kindhearted soul. It may be difficult to notice, but never take anything out of consideration.
Take some time out of your day to help one in need. Thanks B)