BULLYING IN YOUTH

Effects one third of all school children!

Do students who are bullied or teased often deserve it?

The victims of bullies are not always at fault. Bullies like to pick on other children to make them feel better about themselves and get over the problem they have in there own life. Bullies can come from a variety of families. For example, a harsh stressful home environment can lead to children becoming bullies. This is because the child is taking his or her anger out on another person.

  • No one deserves to have there face beat in or be emotionally torn down!

DId you know...

  • About 10 to 20 percent of children are bullies.
  • About 15 to 30 percent of children are repeatedly victimized.
  • one in four people report cyber bullying.
  • About 20 to 30 percent of onlookers actually encourage bullies.

STOP BULLYING NOW!

Bully Characteristics

  • Struggle academically
  • Loss of confidence
  • Emotionally unstable

How do you as a parent effect a bully or a victim?

Overprotective parents can cause children to be vulnerable and that can lead to them becoming victims of bullies. Most children who are bullies grow up in homes that are hostile and the parents are uninvolved in the child's life. Parents can set a good example for the children by having a good balance between control and warmth. Authoritative parents produce less bullies because the child feels loved.

PHYSICAL BULLYING IS THE MOST RECOGNIZED FORM!

Where does most bullying take place?

Bullying incidents occur most in the middle schools. The students are starting puberty and many different emotions are running through these young minds. Anger builds up and many students take it out on the students who look weak and fragile. The students think that this will make them feel better if they let the anger out on other young teens.
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Parents, what to do?

  • If your child is experiences some sort of bullying the first thing to do is to report it to the school. Some parents try to deal with it and talk to the bully's family about it. This can just lead to more trouble.
  • Look for signs that your child is depressed. Not all bullying is physical!
  • Talk with your child about standing up to the bully. The bully gets no fun out of it if it event does not effect the victim.

Reducing Bullying

The best way to reduce bullying is to change youth environments such as schools and sports. A good approach to stopping bullying is to put in school codes to try and reduce it. Teaching children not to be bystanders but to intervene is great because it can reduce some of the effects victims will feel.
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WORKS CITED

Berk, Laura E. "Middle Childhood:Six to Eleven Years." Develeopment Through the Lifespan. 5th ed. Boston: Pearson Higher Education, 2010. 342-43. Print.


Cooper, L. A., & Nickerson, A. B. (2013). Parent retrospective recollections of bullying and current views, concerns, and strategies to cope with children's bullying. Journal Of Child And Family Studies, 22(4), 526-540. doi:10.1007/s10826-012-9606-0