The Effects Of Bullying On Young Children And Adolescents Essay

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The Effects of Bullying on Young Children and Adolescents Numerous studies have been conducted on the effects of bullying on young children and adolescents ( Hunt, Peters & Rapee, 2012) . Essentially all studies agree that bullying has become a concern (Horner, Asher & Fireman, 2015). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Education recognizes bullying as a significant public concern (Horner, Asher & Fireman, 2015). As of 2015 bullying has become a phenomenon affecting the lives of thousands of children and adolescents in the United States. According to the National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics (2014), 28% of students in grades 6-12 and 20% of students 9-12 experienced bullying, with approximately 30% of young people admitting to bullying others. The effects of bullying on young children and adolescent have been recorded with many investigators stating that bullying can increase the risk of suffering from psychological problems such as ; anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and suicidal behaviors (Verlinden et al., 2014; Hunt et al., 2012).
The interest of writing this research topic came from watching the documentary called “Bully”, in which students from middle school and high school, parents and guidance counselors shared their stories and losses in order to make a change on how schools and the world itselfs sees bullying. I seem first hand what is like to be rejected and tiss and although it was for a…

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