Bullying and Negative Effects

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‘Does prolonged bullying lead to a negative behavior on the?’

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Acknowledgement

I want to thank my mentor Arshiya Ma’am for helping me throughout and giving me great advice and tips. I also want to thank Hema Ma’am for giving immediate response to everything I asked for.

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Title Page

Acknowledgements

Table of contents

Introduction

What is bullying and why is it done?

Does prolonged bullying lead to negative behavior?

Conclusion

Bibliography

Introduction

For my IRP I choose the subject psychology and the topic that I am going to be researching about is ‘Does prolonged bullying lead to a negative behavior?’. My main aim is to find out the different thoughts and emotions of a person going through this and how these activities lead to negative emotions thus negative behavior such as lower self esteem and less social life. In my paper, I will be concentrating more on cyber bullying and the affect of it on a person. Cyber bullying is the use of Internet and other technology by SMS or web pages to harm someone and their feelings. This is different to bullying as its being done on an electronic device and in cyber bullying you don’t know who exactly is doing it but in other types of bullying you know who is.

What is bullying and why is it done?

School bullying is a serious, worldwide problem that is not easily counteracted. Bullying is usually defined as a specific form of aggression among school-aged children, which involves the disparity between the bully and the victim. Bullying is repeated or has the potential to be over a period of time. Kids use bullying as a power against someone by knowing something unwanted to control him or her. Bullying can occur during or after school hours. While most reported bullying happens in the school building, a significant percentage also happens in places like on the playground or the bus. It can also happen travelling to or from school, in the youth’s neighborhood, or on the Internet. There are different types of bullying such as cyber bullying, verbal bullying, Relational bullying and physical bulling.

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Who are the bully and the victim?

“Bullies are very often people who have been bullied or abused themselves. Sometimes they are experiencing life situations they cannot cope with, that leave them feeling helpless and out of control.” Bullies come from all different places, cultures, and genders. Bullies usually have people fear them so they don’t become the target once again and to gain respect by everybody. On the other hand, there are the victims who are the ones being targeted by the bullies due to reasons like not having many friends, low achievements, religion, or even the way they dress. “There are many reasons how and why bullies target others, and the reasons are consistent between cases.”

What is cyber, verbal, and physical bullying?

As computers and cell phones are rapidly becoming popular among young teenagers, cyber bullying, or electronic bullying, is emerging as a new form of bullying. Cyber bulling can be defined as an action to harm someone that occurs through electronics such as mobiles and personal computers. Cyber bullying occurs on social networking sites such as Facebook, twitter, Gmail and many others.

Verbal bullying is a type of aggression, which can happen with children or adults, males or females and at home, at school or at work. The bully who is aggressive taunts the victim verbally and this can happen more than once depending on the bully. This is also known as harassment and verbal abuse.

Boys hurt each other physically all the time but as a joke: this isn’t known as physical bullying. Physical bullying is when the same victim is being hurt repetitively or the bully embarrasses the victim. Some signs of physical bullying...
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