Cause Of Bullying Research Paper

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A Scream for Change “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” (Angelou). This great quote shows how much of an effect a person can have on another. The person who is being victimized will remember how that person made them feel every time they are reminded of them. This is why it is important to stop bullying in schools. Bullying is the unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. In other words, bullying is when one child has power over another child. Instead of enforcing harsher punishments on children who bully, school officials need to learn to identify the causes of the bullying. …show more content…
The first main cause, the cultural cause, occurs when people are seeking power through violence in their own lives. This means that children act out in violence toward other students in order to gain power and glory themselves. If a child wants to feel like they hold a higher authority than another, they will act out in this type of bullying. The second type of cause, called the institutional cause, relates to children located in a place that does not have set standards or rules. This is a popular cause, because the children do not know the expectation of their actions. Therefore, they believe that this bullying type of behavior is normal and acceptable. Social issues are another cause. This situation is when people get more attention for negative actions. The child tends to feel jealous or envious of the child who receives more attention. They crave attention from people, so they find negative actions will cause them to be noticed. The child believes “acting out is more likely to be noticed”, so they tend to act out themselves. Family issues can also play a big part in causing bullying. Families that do not share feelings, or households where discipline is absent tend to cause bullying. Not sharing emotions with their family causes the child to build up their feelings inside, which makes them more prone to act out in negative ways (bullyingstatistics.org, 2013). Although obvious, studies have proven that bullies do not care how others feel, they lack empathy, and relish seeing others in pain. The characteristics of a bully include; the need to have control in situations and have power, making impulsive decisions, being hot-headed. and feeling joy when subduing other children

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