The emotional pain of being bullied can make a student start abusing drugs and becoming addicted. The bullies can also start abusing drugs and cigarettes because of their own problems.
30% of high school students who both bullied others and were bullied themselves smoked pot, only 13% of students not involved in bullying did so (Promises). Alcohol and drugs seem like a good way for victims of bullying to escape their problems (Promises). Alcohol and drugs also lead to depression for students who are being bullied.
Teachers who witness bullying usually do not do anything about it. 64 percent of children who were bullied did not report it; only 36 percent reported the bullying. (Petrosina, Guckenburg, DeVoe, and Hanson, 2010) Students reported that the most harmful things teachers can do are: tell the student to solve the problem themselves, tell the student that the bullying wouldn’t happen if they acted differently, ignored what was going on, or tell the student to stop tattling. (Davis and Nixon, 2010). Victims of bullying in school are usually scared to tell a teacher or adult but when they do tell them the teachers will tell them to solve the problem themselves and that it is their fault that they are being bullied. When a student who is being bullied tells a teacher and they do not do anything about it, they student starts to pay less attention in class and start doing …show more content…
Cyberbullying" is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones (Stop Cyber Bullying). Cyber bullying can cause a student to be humiliated online and feel embarrassed to come to school. Students who are cyberbullied will consider suicide. Schools should educate students on how cyber bullying works and when to tell an adult that they are being bullied. Parent should be aware of their children 's online activity so that they can see if they are being harassed and even prevent their child from being cyber bullied. Students who are cyberbullied feel just as bad as students who are being physically bullied. Victims of cyberbullying have lower grades than students who are not being