Describe The Effects Of Bullying In Schools

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Bullying is an antisocial behaviour which is widespread across schools, leaving children and young people feeling victimized and rejected, due to persistent peer relationship difficulties. Anger, depression, irritability, resentment and self-blame, low self-esteem and confidence are results of bullying and commonly seen in individuals who have or are still subjected to bullying. In the long term a correlation between childhood bullying and difficulties in adult life has been found.
Bullying has three typical areas, aggression, systematic abuse of power and occurs over long periods of time; varying from psychological, physical or verbal abuse, being overt or covert. Bullying has been categorised into two dimensions: 1. Direct - Verbal: name calling, teasing and extortion / Nonverbal: physical assault, damage to property. 2. Indirect - Verbal: sending nasty notes / Nonverbal: Social exclusion.
Bullying happens between two people but can also occur in groups. When an individual intends to hurt in an unprovoked manner
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Bullying can be tackled and prevented. Intervention involving the whole school community, educating the community about bullying what it is and what to do about it, making sure prevention and responses are in place. The policy should include a curriculum, increasing social awareness and conflict resolution, and relationship management skills. A behaviour management system that reinforces appropriate social behaviour. Students should have the chance to discuss problems in peer relationships and develop solutions, the school should have definite guidelines for immediate, short-term and long-term bullying and an action for bullying that reoccurs among the same students; the bullied students should have the necessary support. It is also important that the individual with the tendencies to bully is given the support and chance to explore the reasons for such exhibited

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