Instructor: John B. Green
Bullying has been a problem for a very long time; however in these present times bullying is becoming an epidemic. Maybe the reason behind this is the new occurrence of social media in our society, and the new strategies used by bullies to harass there victims. In this report the topics that will be covered are why bullying is an issue to study in human development, describe three components or types of behavior in bullying that are observed by researchers. Explain how gender and sexual orientation that influence the styles of bullying, how bullying affects self-esteem and what affect does the family system have on bullying. After covering these topics hopefully there can be a better understanding on the reasons behind bullying.
Why bullying is an issue to study in human development.
Take the school setting and imagine it as the Serengeti in the eastern part of Africa. The unforgiving elements that is relentless to anything in its environment. There is a food chain that demands respect by every species that exist in its order, the strong prey on the weak; they smell the fear and then attack. The animal instinct to be the “alpha” is something that is embedded in all of us. In the wild it is the main factor for survival, as for human beings the same meaning stands, however it is from a sociological stand point. The main difference between the two is human beings can control their instinct to show dominance among the individuals they feel are inferior to them, along with not eating them. This self-control is learned with age and experience, for children however the social experience is still so fresh to them. Brutal honesty is a strong point they hold and they choose to use it in the most awkward of moments, with the intent to hurt ones feelings. This is a form of bullying, and what makes it so interesting to study in human development is what...
References: department of health, A. H. S. (2011). Bullying definition. Retrieved from www.stopbullying.gov
Williams , J. (2011). What makes a bully?. Retrieved from www.education.com
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