The Effects Of Bullying On Young Adolescents Essay

905 Words Nov 29th, 2016 4 Pages
Young adolescents live in fear of being bullied, some even suffer from stress and depression because of it. The mental and physical damages of bullying is an issue that should not be tolerated anywhere, towards anyone at any time. In the article, it states that a person should, “never put someone else down to make [themselves] feel better” (Thornberg, 2016). It is no surprise when reading that teenage victims who have been bullied suffer long-term problems as they get older. To learn more about the effects of bullying in adolescents, we will define bullying, go over the different characteristics of victims and bullies, and the consequences of it. Bullying is defined as an intentional aggressive repeated behavior towards someone who they feel superior to. It can either be in the form of physical, social or verbal harassment and involves an imbalance of power. Bullying may consist of hitting, teasing, excluding someone, even gossiping or insulting someone because of how they look or what they wear. The generation we live in today just does not have respect for one another. Middle school students find it “cool” and “funny” picking on their classmates just to make themselves look good in front of their peers. Bullies are usually the ones who break school rules and have high self-esteem, and in return the victims are more cautious and insecure with low self-esteem. Studies have shown that during the 2005-2006 school year, 28 percent of twelve- to eighteen-year-olds…

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