Bullying Affects Children and Adults

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Bullying Affects Children and Adults Many problems in society need public attention, bullying is one of the top problems. The problem of bullying affects everyone in some aspect whether it is by being the victim, victimizer, and both the victim and the victimizer, friend, or family member of the victim or victimizer, or just a bystander that does nothing to prevent this problem. Bullying affects people both young and old. "When you think of a bully, you might not picture a young child. While bullying is most common in the elementary and secondary grades, it is important for early childcare and education programs to be aware that associated bullying behaviors begin early even into the preschool years." (Healthy Child Care 2006). …show more content…

This evidence can be seen through media reports. Bullying can also come from the one who is in charge or the boss of a victim. One can only speculate on why this occurs. There could be a need to feel respect from their employees. Another speculation is that the boss may feel that their bullying behavior improves the way people perform their jobs by staying on task for fear of the consequences. In reality, the morale of a company diminishes and a person's self-esteem and confidence level decreases.

This act of bullying is becoming more apparent to society through public awareness and school programs. To end this problem, awareness and knowledge of bullying must be made a reality. Many schools are implementing programs to combat this issue. Children must feel comfortable to voice this problem to an adult. A person cannot help with a problem if that person is not aware that it exists. For small children a visual item such as a movie, book, play, or puppet show can be a teaching tool to end this behavior in the early stages. Children must learn at this stage in their lives to be kind to one another. In the adolescent age group, peer mediation programs have proven to be helpful. In a conversation with T. Taylor, a sixth grade peer helper from Kentucky, he states, "If someone is having a problem with another person, I get both people together, and we talk out the problem. Most of the time, both kids


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