The Problem of Bullying in Schools
Have you ever thought about your childs safety while they are at school? Well, there are number of reasons parents should be concerned, as well as keep open lines of communication with their children. According to recent bullying statistics,“thirty-two percent of parents fear for their child’s physical safety when the child is at school.” There are many forms of bullying. Teasing, name calling, threatening are just a few negative tactics, which bullys may use to try to intimidate their victims.Some bullying may go as far as, becoming physically explosive. Schools Administrators, Teachers, and parents need to work together with students of all grade levels to educate, intervene and listen to children about any problems they may be having at school. Recent media reports, have covered stories about children committing suicide due to problems bullying at school. This is a subject that the community should not dismiss as unimportant. Speaking from firsthand experience, children literally need the help of everyone involved in their lives. If you are a parent, grandmother, grandfather, aunt, or uncle, these children need your support and encouragement to not be afraid to tell an adult, that someone is bullying them.
The Effects of School Bullying
There can be so many negative effects on a child who is being bullyed. Two major effects are low self-esteem and depression. These are signs that something is definitely wrong with a child. According to Dr. Duane Alexander, of the NHCID, “being bullyed is not just an unpleasant rite of passage through childhood, it’s a public health problem that merits attention.” Some students have resorted to trying to get even with bullys at schools. Bullyingstatistics.com, sited that, “87% of students said shootings are motivated by a desire to get back at those who have hurt them.” How can the community step up to the plate, about this problem of bullying in schools? Make your voice and opinion known to your childs schools, and always be an advocate and supporter of your child.