Essay on Childhood Bullying And Its Effects On Children

1621 Words Nov 28th, 2016 7 Pages
Childhood Bullying
With the growing nature of the individual, peers, and socialization become critical during middle childhood, leaving them at a greater risk for bullying. The adverse effects of childhood bullying can haunt them forever. It can lead to poor emotional regulation, identity confusion, and disorders like PTSD. But what exactly is bullying, and how can it affect a growing child? Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involve a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. There are many forms of bullying; physical, verbal, relational, and cyberbullying. It’s a perplexing issue because during the act, the bully suffers too. With a child developing their emotions, and learning to regulate them, being prone to bullying puts them at risk for future mental health challenges. For example, children at this age are exposing themselves more to their peers, causing them more social interaction. They already have an adult- to child interaction with their guardian, but now that they are of school age, they can start making friends. The increased social interaction can fit into something called child culture; which refers to common habits, styles, and values that reflect a child’s set of rules which differentiate children from adults. Something I found interesting was the textbook talking about…

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