The Effects Of Bullying In Society

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Imagine waking up every morning dreading going to school, work, or even simply going into another room of your own home. Many people face this fear everyday because one thing, bullies. Some may argue that bullying isn’t a big deal and people should just toughen up. In reality bullying is a huge issue in today’s society. According to Kowalski and Limber (2012), bullying is defined as, “acts of aggression that are repeated over time and that involve a power imbalance between the perpetrator and his or her target”. First we’ll talk about the types of bullying, then we’ll discuss how bullying can have negative affects on people, and lastly we will learn of the preventions of bullying. One of the most common and most widely known forms of bullying …show more content…
Sweetingham and Waller, found a link between bully victims and eating disorders. Through a study of 92 eating-disordered women, they found that the evidences support there was a 46.7% relationship with being made fun of by their peers and their family (2008). The fact that bullying can cause eating disorders is one reason why it is such a problem in society today. The lack of self-esteem and self worth that bullying causes is very harmful. When being verbally bullied by your family, peers, or even co-workers you’re constantly being degraded. The person(s) bullying you have a goal of making you feel badly about …show more content…
Many times victims turn into bullies because of the way they were treated by someone else. In order to feel they have control over someone else since they insecure about them selves, it is easy for them to start the habit of picking on and bullying another victim. This trend has helped researchers find some type of problem solving technique for bullying. Gibbone and Manson found schools and other organizations need to fight bullying by putting programs into place that focus on building character and minimizing violence. The prevention of bullying requires proactive responses in all settings. There need to be displinary policies, the involvement of parents, expectations in the classroom and at home, and good teacher behaviors. All of those things have been found to positively influence the bullying culture (2010). In other words, if bullying programs have the support of everyone involved, especially in a school setting, then it is very easy to help prevent future bullying problems. It takes a lot of commitment from those around the bullies, to hold the bullies accountable for what they are doing. They need to be strong and stern and make it known that it will not be

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