Bullying And Mental Health Issues

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There are many types of mental health issues that plague the world and many people who suffer from these types of issues. They say that mental health can start from adulthood and onwards, but what if mental health problems and issues start manifesting at a younger age in schools , homes and our communities? What if children are becoming anxious and depressed by abuse and peer pressure in schools and other people are putting them in situations they don 't feel comfortable with. Bullying is the main cause of mental health like anxiety and depression in adolescent children worldwide caused by toxic environments, corporal punishment and the effects on the victims and the bullies later in life.
Bullying is the easiest and more acceptable form of
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It can cause really extreme effects on a person mentally. The victim whether it’s the bully or the bullied can develop emotional problems as they grow older. For some victims they can develop a lot of social anxiety as they get older and have a harder time connecting with people and are often alone. They can also develop depression and it can even escalate to suicidal thinking. In other cases, victims can cope with the situation by self-harming themselves and belittling themselves. They keep all of their emotions , worries and anxieties inward until it bottles up, not seeking help in fear that the bully will find out and continue to harass them but more aggressively. “Research has found that victims showed especially high levels of internalizing symptoms (worry, fussiness, and fear) or internal emotional distress, whereas bully-victims showed the highest levels of externalizing symptoms (fighting, disobedience, lying, and irritability) or acting out against other individuals”(Lister …show more content…
In most European countries they have made a law to ban corporal punishment in schools after seeing the negative results it has placed on adolescent children and the negative mental health it has placed on its students. In 2000, Germany and Bulgaria banned corporal punishment in schools. By 2005- 2007, The Netherlands and Romania followed. In 2010, the EU pushed for a ban on corporal punishment inflicted in schools and in 18 of the 27 countries who had participated in corporal punishment had it banned in schools(duRivage, Nathalie, et al 3). Even though in some countries and religions use corporal punishment is a way to control a child and makes them behave this article that focuses on a more islamic religious point of view would argue that “ ..those Hudud Qur’anic corporal punishments can be reinterpreted to only represent an upper limit never to be exceeded, favoring more lenient non corporal punishments, or even no punishment at all by the state”(Azmeh 161). We can get rid of corporal punishment in schools and build safer communities for children. Another objective we can do to minimize the amount bully is we can make clubs and communities where children can seek more interactive clubs and it keeps them

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