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The concept that bullying should be ended roots in numerous reasons coming out to one major result – damage to the individual. Parents, teachers, administrators, and heads of education should investigate the following points as these appear to be the loose ends of why bullying still happens now. These are the major reasons why bullying should end not only in one place but all over the world.
Among all the numerous reasons why bullying should be stopped, one of them is the psychological health of the victim. Bullying can be associated with depression in the long term (Wagner, 2018). According to studies, those who were bullied end up having depression and low self-esteem after the bullying incidents. This would lead to even more problematic situations in the future that even if they are adults already, they will more likely be mirroring the bullied self that they had in the past. Depression is another serious issue that should be taken seriously. Mental health is among the problems that are taken lightly by people. However, it should be recognized that depression can lead to death if one falls into the trap of killing oneself with the concept of hopelessness.
In alignment with this will be the cases of suicide. In the United States, suicide due to bullying turns out to be the third highest cause of death among adolescents and young people resulting in half a million children attempting to kill themselves every year (Paresky, 2016). This means these future successful people died along the way because the efforts were not maximized to prevent the bullying cases that they got into. This becomes prevalent as the bullied is secretly being tormented by the bully and nobody comes to rescue him/her. This will lead to depression and will then result in potential depression.
However, another issue that leads to suicide will be massive bullying that can be done through cyberbullying. Using social networking sites and massive efforts to humiliate the victim online, the issue of bullying spread all over the social media world and the issue gets worse. Many have killed themselves in encountering this kind of bullying which is prevalent in society nowadays.
For those who may say that bullying is something that can be handled, it is something that should not be taken lightly since the people who died because of being bullied could not be resurrected anymore with such a premise from people who never experienced the situation. Depression is serious enough, but the question arises with the concept of what should death be still anticipated for things to be done about bullying incidents. This should not be tolerated possible.
Even if bullying is said to be normal, it should not be tolerated. As strongly emphasized earlier, nobody deserves to be treated badly. Bullying as something normal should be dismissed from the picture since the effect of bullying on the person may cause irreversible impacts which can already be in the form of suicide. From killing oneself, there could nothing be done about it anymore that can help in the process of ending the bullying in general. A lot of people have died by taking their own lives because they were severely bullied but after such transpires, nothing seems to be done by the society. This should be changed because bullying should never be embraced as if it was something acceptable.
With this, numerous ways have been identified in dealing with bullying. Through these actions, bullying can at least be lessened if not totally eradicated. This would mean people saved from immense misery or tragedies that may arise from depression and even suicide. These ways to end suicide will result in better situations for both bullied and bullies if ever considered to be taken into action. This will also save parents from suffering from the loss of the children they raised and loved ever since they were babies.
Another way to prevent further bullying is by equipping those in authority and in the situation with proper information. Professionals should provide seminars for both teachers and students about this concern (Rigby & Johnson, 2016). By knowing what to monitor and what to check on its initial stage, bullying can already be prevented before it even starts. Teachers once equipped with the appropriate ways to determine the problems will be able to protect those who must be protected. Protective factors tend to have positive relationships and higher levels of self-esteem (Herebron, 2012). Through this, the students will gain confidence and will not feel like they are alone especially when they are about to get bullied already. With them knowing what bullying is, they will more likely refrain from doing it upon making them realize what the fruit of their action will cause.
A way to deal with bullying will include not giving the person a chance to bully. This will mean better monitoring of the children (Rigby & Johnson, 2016). By being strict and careful in dealing with cases of bullying and with them knowing that such actions will not be tolerated, bullying can be ended. Through proper and better monitoring, what may appear to be impossible to hurdle can be overcome already through the eyes constantly looking at students who may have plans of victimizing those who they think are weaker than them.
Issues with communication have been seen to be a problem in the context of the making The usual pattern for this kind of practice of defense against bullying is that the entire thing was just for everyone’s fun and if the people enjoyed, even if one felt bullied, things should be acceptable, and the bullied person should stop becoming overly sensitive. The basis for pleasing the crowd and the person trying to make fun of the other person will never be justifiable but this is how perpetrators try to get away with what they did.
If the person attempts to elevate things or to act negatively, the bully will refer to the act as something that’s just a joke and nothing else. This will cut the person out and the bullied will be told not to be too sensitive about this. This technique becomes stronger when many people side with the bully and work all against the bullied. This materializes when the group of people or the community tolerates the concept of bullying and the bully gets all the support, he/she needs to continue with his/her doings. As a way to silence the person, the emotions will be pulled, and the conscience will be touched by them saying that the entire thing will turn out sour and serious with just a joke that the victim did not manage to handle properly. Then, the bullied gives in. The cycle continues, and it will never end. According to Ayeniniowo & Akinbode (2011), the bullied will end up having irreversible emotional damage. This goes back to the first point; it will just be said that bullying is really a part of life that must happen for the balance of everything. There are those meant to bully and to be bullied, and that is how it is. The action persists because people tolerate the actions in general.
Severe punishment of the bully will become an immense problem. The bully will be considered a victim and will be treated lightly with whatever what done to the other person. Since the bully can be a young one as well, it will be assumed that the actions done was primarily because of his youth and that he/she might not do such things upon growing up. This will be an excuse used by the perpetrators that they will get to evade being punished severely. Upon the incident being forgotten, the bully will strike again and will prove that he can overpower the rest of the students with his/her method. After all, he/she may get away with it.
Several schools have imposed grave sanctions for bullying. However, the process of validating whether an incident is bullying or not is a little difficult for the side of being bullied since the attack should be obvious and it must be physically or somewhat evident for it to be considered as a case to be solved. Hence, the actions continue until the worse will turn out to be the worst, and from there, people will just act on things when they see grave effects on the bullied first. The guarantee of being punished severely at the end of the bullied cannot even be promised. The transferring of the learner to another school will just be another ground for the bully to find another one to bully if the social context will permit him/her.
Lastly, bullying can never seem to end since family issues should not be interfered with. If the cause of bullying would be recalled, the primary problem comes into the picture with the neglect of the parents in terms of raising their children. In this case, the child ends up getting attention from elsewhere and would consider victimizing an innocent student who would appear to be weaker than him or her. From there, the justification for bullying will already start as the people will even feel bad about the person since he/she is being ignored by his/her family. From here, the parents will shut the people off the picture and will say that their family issues should be solely discussed within the family even if the apparent problem already leaks out to the community and society through their bully child.
These are the potential reasons that people may consider as excuses why bullies still exist and why bullying could not be stopped. Even if these kinds of circumstances and reasons are present, bullying should still be fought and should not be tolerated by all races, ages, and all types of environments. Everybody has the right to be treated well.
The reasons for ending bullying outweigh the counter ideas about bullying. Even if people may say that it is part of existence or even a way for the survival of the fittest, one cannot allow individuals to just suffer from a problem that can be solved. Aside from this, the involved and the entire environment must see the gravity of the action that they did for them to stop bullying someone else (Hebron, 2012). Lastly, parents should make it a point that they are monitoring their children since with the neglect and lack of attention, their children may end up bullying someone else along the way. These usual notions about bullying, if fought, will help in the fight against bullying. Many lack the concept of empathy and sympathy without experiencing the event, they will just be lax about it or may even revert the blame to the victim.
The entire society should also reflect on why this kind of problem persists. It might be probable that they are tolerant of the abuses that are happening or they themselves just opt for lesser issues or concerns that the practice of bullying just goes on. This should never be the case since there are numerous reasons that can be added to the list of why this kind of negative behavior should not be tolerated anywhere by anyone by all means. Whether one is a student, a young child, or an adult, nobody deserves to be treated without respect even if the bully would just say they did not mean it or they were just joking about it.
With all the points raised about ending bullying, the need for the persistent and continuous overcoming of bullying should be done. The issue may be unending, but it should still be worked on. No excuse is allowable for the permission of abuse and destruction of character of one of the children by any means and destruction. By doing the necessary actions for both the bully and the bullied, their lives and futures will be secured as well as their perception of life.