Growing up students are encouraged to stay in school and expand their knowledge. Students often drop out of school for a multitude of reasons, one being bullying. Although school is meant to be a safe and comfortable place for learning and socializing, there is physical, psychological, and online abuse occurring from our Oklahoma schools. Bullying is one reason students may stop going or skip school. In some cases students feel they must take actions into their own hands which ultimately could end fatal.
Bullying has evolved into a monster with many heads. There are many different types of bullying “traditional bullying is any type of bullying that is carried out through non-electronic means” (Differences between Cyberbullying and Traditional Bullying). Examples of non-electronic bullying are verbal, physical, and social bullying. Traditional bullying is what most parents think of when bullying is proposed. The one question that is usually asked is why? There are many reason why bullying may occur. “Bullies may have underlying psychological factors that contribute to their aggressive behavior or impair their ability to interpret social interactions” (Bullying at School). Bullying can cause another person long or short term problems throughout their whole life. Bullies are also likely to have problems throughout life, such as drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and spouse abuse. Bullying is not only wrong, but inhumane.
One of the many heads of bullying is physical bullying. Physical bullying is generally the type of bullying that comes to mind when bullying is brought up. Physical bullying is one of the most brutal types of bullying. There is usually a certain type of student targeted by a physical bully. “Victims of bullying are often smaller, younger, or weaker ---physically or emotionally--- than their tormentors” (Bullying at school). Bullies sometimes have a power obsession or a superiority complex, or have been bullied themselves at some point in their life. Many people are baffled as to why and how this happens in Oklahoma schools. One answer to both of those questions is the lack of physical bullying prevention methods. Not only does physical bullying affect a student physically, but is also accompanied by short term and long term problems. “Kids who are bullied most likely experience depression and anxiety. Some outcomes could also end up being violent” (Effects of bullying). Violent outcomes include mass murder, suicide, and self-harm. Many people do not understand how such violent measures could out come from a little “teasing”. Most of the time students endure years of bullying and it finally builds up to the point where these violent acts seem justified in their minds. However these things do happen, they could be prevented if our schools had education on bullying prevention.
Another monstrous head on the beast of bullying is psychological or mental bullying. Psychological bullying is sometimes not recognized as dangerous because of...