Is Bullying A Serious Public Health Issue? Essay

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Though some people dismiss bullying with the age-old adage “kids will be kids,” the issue of bullying has become a serious public health issue. According to the National Education Association (NEA), one in seven students between grades K-12 are either a bully or a victim of bullying. There are many different types and degrees of bullying, but the psychological and emotional effects are usually the same: victims feel depressed, angry, isolated, and fearful. The NEA also states that approximately 160,000 children miss school every day because they fear attack or intimidation by other students. (Roberts,2013) Within my paper we will discuss how raising a resilient child will give them the ability to adapt, handle and overcome difficult situations such as bullying. Inheriting this resilience allows the child to develop the ability to “bounce back” and move from being a victim to a ‘survivor’ and ultimately become a ‘thriver’. In addition, we will analyze how the intake of this resilience trait can vary by the child’s gender and the reinforcement of the proper parental style. Most important we will discuss how the child’s environment can inhibit their mental intake of the skills to become resilient.
Resilience Training and its Effect on Bullied Adolescents
Bullying and cyberbullying affect kids more than ever before in this modern day and age. Whether it’s being inflicted by the uploading of a derogatory video or just the physical actions of abuse. Although many resilient kids…

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