Bullying : School Based Bullying Programs Essay

1994 Words Sep 25th, 2016 8 Pages
Bullying has always been an issue in schools, whether that may be direct or indirect bullying; both types leads to victimizing a student. The issue is, one student deliberately decides to pick on his or her peer(s) by mentally or physically hurting them. Bullying in schools hinder students learning ability and takes away from the school community. As a pre-service teacher, I want to raise awareness about the issues of bullying that continues to affect students and unfortunately, goes unnoticed most of the time. By researching implemented school-based bullying programs, I hope awareness can be raised about the effects and outcomes of these programs, and hypothesize the possible results for if I were to implement them in my own classroom. Bullying within schools is a personal topic of mine, as I was a victim of bullying as a child, due to poor education about the effects of bullying on others. I strongly believe that the application of these programs will reduce bullying behaviours in school. Teaching children about the possible harms or ‘side effects’ of bullying from a young age will help instill in them what it means to bully someone and what to do about it if they see it happening within school. If we teach children about these topics in elementary and early childhood, I believe as they get older and go into junior high and high school, those students will be less likely to bully others or be a bystander of bullying; and know what to do if they see it happening to their…

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