What Is Bullying And The Need For Policy Change

School Bullying and the Need for Policy Change
The Need for Change
Bullying is an aggressive form of behavior. A behavior that is often intentional and most likely repeated by either one or more persons. It is this cruel act of bullying, which is reflective of emotional, verbal, and or physical embarrassment, shame, or indignity and can also, cause anxiety, depression, pain, injury, or even death to anyone who is the target of a bully. This is because bullies usually exemplify some form of power by either their social status or a physical appearance of strength and with this sense of power they find pleasure in bullying the ones who are vulnerable or less weak. Unfortunately, bullies can be everywhere, such as: schools, neighborhoods, communities,
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All students, which also, includes every race, gender, ethnic culture, and socioeconomic class with the variation of bullying differing based on cultural differences, but remaining consistent in regards to social status and social or physical power of the bullies. A student’s race, ethnicity, gender, and educational grade level has a substantial affect when it comes to school bullying. This means that African American students and males are more prevalently identified, as being bullies rather than being a target of bullying. It is the African American students and males who are more engaging in physically aggressive bullying whereas, middle school students engage in both indirect and direct bullying. When continuing to consider gender related bullying, females have been reported to be indirect targets of bullying. Also, bullying has been identified to be two times greater at the middle school grade levels. This is because the students at the middle school level are more likely trying to justify themselves by being cool in order for acceptance and fitting in with the students who are older. This can also, be true for the African American and male population. Even though race, ethnicity, and gender are defined differences, there still could be a positive change for when it comes to bullying and shaping life experience through the identification of the bullies distinctive and individualized attitudes. Also, by communicating and demonstrating a positive influential change in regards to bullying among the older students, the potential for bullying could be deflected thus, shaping a more positive life experience. In retrospect, it is most probable that options and views of bullying are more reflective on a higher scale of cultural

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