Things to Know About Bullying
Bullying has been a big problem ever since, and it still is. It is most common among students in school. Knowing this, you’re probably concerned for your kids. As a parent, you would definitely not want them to experience bullying and the effects of it, as they can potentially be harmful.
But what is bullying exactly? When can we say that a person is being bullied? Center Disease Control (CDC) defines bullying as “any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth or group of youths who are not siblings or current dating partners that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance and is repeated multiple times or is highly likely to be repeated.” Bullying is said to inflict emotional wounds, social discomfort, and sometimes, physical injury.
Bullying does not just limit itself to face-to-face encounters, but also online. This is called electronic aggression, or commonly known as cyberbullying. It includes harsh comments, videos, pictures, and messages shared or posted online that are potentially harmful to the victim. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, out of every 5 students, more than one student reported they are being bullied.
CDC shared that risk factors of bullying behavior include: disruptive behavior, harsh parenting background, and learned behavior of accepting violence. While risk factors for victimization include: poor relationship with friends, low self-esteem, being excluded by peers.
With bullying being a widespread and common issue, it’s best to know the facts that go with it. Bullying may lead to other impediments, especially complications that concern the mental health. Being aware and knowing the sign is very much needed and useful in this case. Having an intervention is a must.
At Better Home Healthcare of GA, we care for your children just as much as you do. In our services, we highlight Behavioral Health because we understand how this affects the well-being of the person and the people around him or her. One of the various services we offer is Bullying Prevention, wherein we educate and work with parents and their children about preventing and responding to bullying situations. If you want to know more, you can call us at 678-547-3946, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.