March 23, 2015
Bullying, a behavior that has been seen through out the years with every generation and every age. Bullying is the act of intimidating or influencing others to take control of the victim Bullying is about control, power, and abuse. The majority of bullying is usually done in the situation where there is a large diverse group of children, this occurs at school. Therefore as school counselors it is key that you are aware of what bullying is, the impacts it has, how to handle a child that has been bullies, as well as those who bully others.
There are a total of three different types of bully that a child ...view middle of the document...
Through this type of bullying it has a great effect on a person’s self-esteem and mental health. If the victim of the bullying dose not turn the table on the bully it is very possible that the victim of the bullying will begin to believe what is being said about them. In a school environment it is very difficult to determine what occurred and what was said by who therefore it is a hard for a punishment to occur for the bully. The best thing to do for the victim is to make it known to that individual that your door is always open if they need to talk. This will give them a sense of acceptance when they are not given that same luxury with their peers. Another option for a victim who is feeling left out would be to pair that student up with another student who is a good role model.
There is an additional type of bullying that with the advances in technology all school administrators need to be aware of the effects of cyber bullying. During the school day technology should be put away, however we all know that it is not always done. I have found that with cyber bullying it is something that can be tracked from sender to receiver. Allowing for us as school administrators to determine what occurred and what was said as well as the punishment that should be received. In addition I have found that it allows for evidence when talking to the parents of the bully to make them understand what happened, why there student got in trouble as well as what is not acceptable during the school day.
From all types of bullying there are repercussions on the student that is being either it be feeling left out, physically hurt, not wanting to return to school, and there has been research into linking bullying to symptoms of PTSD. However, before this connection can be linked bullying has to be comply with the DSM-IV classification of traumatic events.(Idose, T.,Dyregrov. A, Idose. E 2012) I personally feel that it is very possible for bullying...