The Three Different Types Of Bullying In Schools

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When you hear the word bullying what do you think of? Do you think of someone using an action to hurt another person, or do you think of someone using words to hurt someone? Either way, both forms of bullying can be hurtful to others. Bullying is seen a lot in schools. Not only is bullying being done to the students in general education, but also to the students who have disabilities and are in special education. Students in special education are bullied worse than the students in general education and this needs to be put to a stop.
To begin, bullying is defined as an unwanted aggressive behavior (Swearer). There are three main types of bullying, which include: verbal, emotional and physical. Verbal bullying is when someone is saying or writing
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Cyberbullying is when bullying takes place using electronic technology (Didden). Cyberbullying can happen over the internet and on social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others. Cyberbullying can also happen over cellphones. Texting is very common among school-aged students and they may not even realize that by texting a friend talking badly about another person is considered to be bullying (Didden). Cyberbullying becomes more common when the computer and electronics are used often. In a study conducted among students, 97% of them said that they had access to the Internet in their house everyday (Didden). This shows that it is very easy for students in the newer generations to have access to electronics and they could easily get caught up in …show more content…
There was a research study conducted to look at the prevalence rate of bullying among students with disabilities. The study consisted of a survey that the teachers would give to the students. In some cases the teachers read the survey a loud and then the students answered the questions. After the surveys were turned in the results determined that 24.5% of students with disabilities in elementary school were bullied, in Middle school there were 34.1% bullied, and in High School there were 26.6% of students with disabilities bullied (Blake). The survey was then given to students in the general education program. The results from this survey showed that 11% of elementary students were bullied, 16% of middle school students were bullied, and 10% of High School students were bullied (Blake). From these results, one can see that students in special education are bullied more than the students in general education. When looking at the results of the survey, I was not surprised that students with disabilities are bullied more than the students in general education. By being in a high school setting, I see general education students bullying the students with disabilities because they do not have the same social skills as the other students do. This is still no reason to bully someone. Bullying happens everyday among all students in

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