The Effects Of Cyberbullying On Schools And Schools Essay

2434 Words May 9th, 2016 null Page
“Out of the 77 percent of those bullied, 14 percent have a severe or bad reaction to the abuse, according to recent school bullying statistics. These numbers make up the students that experience poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety about going to school and even suicidal thoughts (bullycide) as a result of being bullied by their peers” (Wordpress, 2015).
Students, parents and school personnel alike have used the term “bullying” to describe the hostile behavior and interactions that occur between pupils in and out of the classroom for dozens of years. From teasing on the playground to pulling someone’s hair these methods of communication have changed drastically within the last couple of years. With the increase and advancement of technology and the resources that are provided to children during the school day, the idea of “cyberbullying” has become a more prominent problem in institutions across the world. As a result of both the “classic” and “online” types bullying children in school settings suffer from long term negative effects, for example being unable to focus on studies and having anxiety towards attending school. These behaviors result in a need for new and improved programs that should be implemented in schools that combat bullying and encourage harmony and acceptance of the differences of others, a change in the definition of bullying, and a larger focus on the education of parents and school administrators alike on aiding children going through this…

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