Bullying Effects Social Development. Ashley Price Psy/201 Mrs. Rawl Campbell-Dunn Bullying Effects Social Development Bullying among elementary school children and teenagers is a problem schools are having everywhere in the United States. Kids with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) or learning disabilities (LD) are vulnerable to having problems with bullies. Reducing bullying behaviors has become a very large concern with in parents, schools, and communities because; when someone is constantly bullied, it can have long-term effects on the victims like low self-esteem or depression.
It has also been known that the victim of bullying turned to violence when they retaliated. Bullied victims have even tried or did comment suicide when trying to escape their tormentors. Bullying tends to have a negative school social climate that is not conducive to having good social relationships or learning. Even though the bully might not victimize you directly, it will affect the ones who witness the act. Bystanders that are witnessing the bullying do not intervene, because they do not know what to do and may fear retaliation from the bully.
Victims of bullies especially boys are often physically weak, over sensitive, and will have poor social skills and low self-esteem. Kids with AD/HD are provocative victims because they annoy and over-react to bullies. For most children, their bullying experiences will be no more than a unpleasant childhood memory. For those who where severely bullied, the pain runs deep. Severely bullied victims are filled with fear, humiliation, and pain inflicted by bullies and they have a hard time concentrating and participating in class.
Bullied kids are often absent from school and they are lonely and may become depressed. Bullying is a learned behavior and it can be prevented or stopped with adult intervention. Both bullies and victims need positive adult intervention to make bullying stop. It is very important for parents, students, teachers, and school administrators to understand and learn to manage bullying that occurs at school and everywhere else.
Provide a reflection of at least 750 words (or 2.5 pages double spaced) of how the knowledge, skills, or theories of this course have been applied or could be applied, in a practical manner to your current work environment. If you are not currently working, share times when you have or could observe these theories, and knowledge could be applied to an employment opportunity in your field of study.
Provide a 750 word (or 2.5 pages double spaced) minimum reflection.
Use of proper APA formatting and citations. If supporting evidence from outside resources is used those must be properly cited. Must have all required APA components: cover sheet, references as needed, and others.
Share a personal connection that identifies specific knowledge and theories from this course.
Demonstrate a connection to your current work environment. If you are not employed, demonstrate a connection to your desired work environment.
You should not provide an overview of the assignments assigned in the course. The assignment asks that you reflect on how the knowledge and skills obtained through meeting course objectives were applied or could be applied in the workplace.
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