The Dangers of Bullying
BSHS/325 – Human Systems and Development
December 23, 2013
Ms. Alma CarpioHello counselors my name is Danny Davis and I am here to talk to you about the dangers of bullying. I want to talk to you about this particular situation because I feel it is important to know why bullying is an issue to study in human development, the three types of bullying behavior, and how bullying affects a teens self-esteem. Bullying is an important issue to study in human development because it can answer questions that some people may have regarding people being bullied, and people that are bullies. If you study this behavior you could possibly come up with ways some kids can avoid being bullied. Some other factors to look at when it comes to human development is when did they start having this behavior and what factors lead to them becoming bullies. They could have possibly been victims to this behavior themselves by siblings or other peers and started bullying because of it. Also for children that are bullied, what characteristics do they display that makes them targets of these bullies? There are a lot of different questions that could be answered with studying this type of behavior.
I am now going to talk about different types of bullying behavior. Physical bullies, tend to physically hit and kick their victims, and sometimes take or damage their property in an attempt to anger them. Another kind of bully is a verbal bully. These bullies rely on words to hurt or humiliate there victims. This is just as bad a bully who uses physical abuse to control their victims. A verbal bully takes an emotional toll on their victims, usually breaking them down and sometimes causing them to commit suicide. The last type of bully I am going to talk about is a relational bully. These bullies try to convince their peers to exclude or reject the person they are bullying. (G. Mount, 2010, p126) Even though there are different types...
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