Bullying At School

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Bullying is commonly defined as a type of behavior where a person repeatedly intends to cause harm to a person both physically and emotionally (“Bullying at school,” 2016). Usually such behavior is aimed at certain groups who may be different due to their religion, race and gender. Most researchers estimate that between 14 and 20% of students in schools will experience bullying at least once during their academic career. Indeed, according to the NSPCC of the United Kingdom, there were about 25,700 counseling sessions with children and teens regarding bullying (NSPCC, 2016). In addition to that, there are 16,000 young people absent from school due to bullying (NSPCC, 2016). NSPCC quoted a girl on their website who said, “Even since the Paris …show more content…
If it occurs, parents or a teacher should talk to the principal and warn a school about such situation. Everyone should be aware of the fact that such behavior will be punished and discouraged. Children who are teased need support and protection. Parents often make the mistake of going in denial because they do not wish to believe that their child could be an outcast and they feel ashamed. They are unaware of how to deal with their children when they find that they have been the victims of a bully. Figuring out that there is a problem can be difficult unless a child comes home with bruises or a black eye. A lack of interest in favorite activities, changes in eating and sleeping patterns, depression and deviance from usual routine are all signs of bullying. If a parent suspects that their child is being bullied, it is best to talk to them first and explain that there is no harm in admitting …show more content…
Adults can teach their children counter bullying strategies, which can be very helpful. Common strategies include children responding to harsh comments and taunts by dismissing them as a lie, or they can also use their humor to laugh off the harsh words of a bully (Bullying Prevention: What Schools and Parents Can Do, 2002). Also, some say that maybe teaching children to avoid bullies may reduce bullying. Here, children would be encouraged to switch restrooms and go to a different one from the bully. Adults can ask a child to make up a buddy system through which they are not alone whenever they are in the hallway, explain to a child that reacting with tears and anger does not help because it encourages the bully. Once the bully realizes that the victim is no longer getting upset, they will get bored. By pretending that the bully is invisible, you can make bullying boring for the bully. This requires practice but it is very

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