Bullying Is Not For The Confines Of School Playground Or A Child Physical Environment?

1314 Words May 23rd, 2016 null Page
When parents send theirs kids of to school each morning, they do so with the hopes that their children will learn many of the invaluable skills that will help build the foundation in which they can expand and continue to build upon throughout their lives. A foundation developed through the knowledge imparted on them from their teachers as well as other valuable lessons learned through interaction with their peers and their social environment. Unfortunately, however, some children will end up having to learn these life lessons in a much harsher way than others. The latter, is due to the fact that many of these children will become intimate with the causes, effect, and consequences of bullying from a very young age.
Regrettably, bullying is not limited to the confines of school playground or a child physical environment; it has evolved into cyberspace, making it almost impossible to contain. According to the American Association of Psychologist (APA), “bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words or more subtle actions (APA, 2016). In addition to being harassed because of physical appearance, race, religion, or sexual orientation, empirical data suggest that the vast majority of victims have done nothing to cause the bullying, but rather are picked-on because of their inability to defend themselves and their inability to fit in.…

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