Effects Of Indirect Bullying

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Other more specific forms exist as well. Indirect bullying involves the spreading of rumors about another person slandering their name. Purposefully ostracizing someone from a group or group activities is a form of bullying known a social alienation. Threatening a person in order to elicit a desired reaction or response is a form the bullying known as intimidation. The grade school occurrence of taking a student’s lunch money by threatening violence upon them is a prime example of intimidation. For many people, acts of intimidation and alienation can be even more detrimental to a victim’s mental state than direct forms of bullying. Why do bullies bully others? This question has plagued society for as long as anyone can remember. While …show more content…
Dan Olweus is the father behind the most significant body of research on bullying to this day. His prevention strategies revolve around altering the climate of schools in order to diminish the effects of bullying. His program, which has resulted in a positive outcome, is based around four simple steps. These steps are “1) Create a school and home environment characterized by warmth, positive regard, and involvement with adults. 2) Establish firm limits against unacceptable behavior. 3) Apply nonphysical, non-hostile negative sanctions if a student breaks a rule. 4) Expect that all adults in the school have a responsibility for maintaining a safe and supportive school climate.” (Lazarus & Pfohl, …show more content…
Teachers tend brush of bullying as nothing more than horseplay, students aren’t given the knowledge required to intervene in bullying they see. To this day I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve witnessed obvious cases of physical bullying to which a teachers responds with “they’re just horsing around” or something similar. However, the program I will now detail will provide effective solutions to these problems. My anti-bullying policy will focus on several elements and put them to use in a practical

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