Bullying Injustice

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School bullying is an epidemic and often times when victims disclose they are bullied, intervention does not occur. Victims of bullying have human rights, and these rights should be considered and advocated for. Multiple studies suggest that bullying is a social injustice issue. (Polanin, M. & Vera, E., 2013) suggest that, because bullying may be considered the exercise of perceived authority or superiority in a cruel and unjust manner, it exists as an example of oppression in society. Any oppression in society against a person, group or class of people is considered a social justice issue. Children also have a right to feel free from oppression and spared from humiliation caused by repeated bullying (Polanin, M. & Vera, E., 2013). According to (Kolmek, A., Sourander, A., & Gould M., 2010) suicide affects millions of teens each year, and is a public health problem, that requires intervention. Bullying is defined as direct-physical and emotional assaults, direct-verbal threats, insults, or nicknames. Bullying can include indirect-relational, social exclusion and spreading nasty rumors, and the newest form of bullying; cyber bullying. This involves using social media websites such as, Facebook, Twitter, and …show more content…
Using the psychodynamic theory gives social workers a broad sense of understanding bullying. The psychodynamic theory often addresses the relationship between the bully, victim and bystanders. Often, the bullying takes places in a school setting, and parties such as teachers, counselors, and principals determine feelings and beliefs of both the victims and the bully. They individuals involved research to determine the systematic dynamics behind the deeper meaning of the victim and the bully’s disclosure of what is happening. Then, the individuals seek to resolve the conflict, and work toward prevention using the system’s theory method of

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