I, How many of you have been hearing about bullying? As you may hear on TV or news or people are talking about the rates of bullying going up from year to year.
II, According to a research survey, bullying occurs once every 7 minutes in schools. Due to the National Youth Violence Prevention Center, almost 30% of adolescents in the USA (or over 5. 7 million) are estimated to take part in bullying either bullying, being bullied, or both. Also according to a 2007 nationally representative poll by The Workplace Bullying Institute, 37% of the US workforce or 54 million employees have been bullied sometime during their work time.
III, Bullying can affect anyone, so you can gain something from this speech by being informed about bullying
IV, Today, I am going to explain the definition of bullying, what its effects are and how to prevent it. Body I, First of all, lets explain in details what bullying means.
1. Firstly, bullying is intentional behaviors that are designed to hurt, harm, or damage the victims. It can take many forms like verbal, physical, social/relational/emotional, or cyber bullying or any combination of these).
Next, there must be an imbalance power involved (the bullies have power over the victims). Finally, it is often repeated periodically.
2. So what do bullies want? The book Talking about Bullying says:
a. Bullies want to feel important and big, create attention: dominate others, or use others to get want they want
b. They want to feel like they are better than others
c. They want to hurt others and make them feel small
B. In order to know when bullying happens, we also need to know about the ways and means of bullying
a.Typically, physical bullying involves: hair pulling, pinching, pushing, shoving, slapping, kicking, tripping, poking, stabbing, spitting, hitting, punching, head butting, choking, scratching, hiding or destroying someones property, etc.
b. Example: pushing peers against the lockers to ask for money, or touching someone in a sexual way when its not wanted
a. Ways bullies can use language or words to hurt others: name-calling, taunting, swearing, spreading rumors, gossip, note writing, laughing at someones mistake, insulting nicknames, hate speech, mocking or imitating, threats, abusive remarks, etc.
b. Example: Calling someone crybaby, trout mouth; saying nasty things about someone else
a. Nonverbal: pointing, staring, laughing, making faces, rolling their eyes, making loser signs, or sticking up middle fingers, etc.
b. Psychological: excluding, isolating, ignoring, or turning their back on someone such as leaving someone out of activities or games, purposely not talking to someone c. Another type of relational bullying is cyberbullying is now very popular.
Bullies can send emails spreading rumors, making vulnerable digital images of someone else, texting someone means messages, online exclusion, videotape assault, etc.
II, Bullying has extremely great effects on children so I will go into depth about childrens effects of bullying
A. Educational and mental fear always in the bullieds minds.
1. Keeping secrets and fears become phobia:
1. The parents book about bullying states the real effects are:
2. Being bullied can lead to committing suicide.
III, Bullying is a life-death issue so we need to prevent it at home, school, or work.
A. For parents
B. For teachers and school
For the bullied Tell the bullies to stop Speak to the school personnel, parents or adults outside of school Have your parents contact the school or school district Seek help for mental health issues if needed Anyone can become a victim of bullying but we can decrease our chances of being bullied of ours and others by being more informed on the concept, the effects of bullying and how to prevent it. Now, since you have more information about bullying, you may protect yourself and the ones you love!