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Bullying A Summary of Two Articles

Bullying

A Summary of Two Articles

Bullying a summary of two articles helps to pay attention when children complain that someone is bothering them. Some children minimize what has happened to them because they feel shame and don’t want their parents to get involved. The fear that other kids will tease and further hurt them.

The first article, Bullying, a summary of two articles was from the Los Angele Times.

The Los Angeles Times explained how Parents worry about ailments that happen to their children from school experiences. The main part of the article focused on bullying. Bullying is awful for children and can lead to the likelihood of becoming depressed to being suicidal. Susan M. Swearer, a professor of school psychology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and co-director of the Bullying Research Network, was quoted as “parental involvement both regarding their child’s treatment at school and to monitor their children’s interactions on the internet. She continues to recommend that parents watch for symptoms that may be a result of bullying. These include depression, anxiety, or medical symptoms such as chronic headaches and/or stomach aches. Dr. Swearer also urges that parents who suspect bullying speak with the school administration and insist upon interventions so that children are safe at school.

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-0831-school-fears-20130831,0,7364022.story

Los Angeles Times- via the Internet 9/3/2013

Bulling The summary of two articles involves The CNN Article Posted on The Same Day.

On the same day, a story online (CNN)  posted about bullying’s tragic situation. There was a story about Friends of a 15-year-old boy who committed suicide by shooting himself with a shotgun after he had suffered from bullying. The actual event occurred on August 27th.

The adolescent boy living in Connecticut was from Poland. He was a tall boy who spoke with a Polish accent. The friends told the reported at CNN that the boy was bullied because of his height and accent. It seemed he was a kind boy who had friends who cared for him.

The family told reporters that the boy had been bullied for many years. As the psychologist in the Los Angeles Times article recommended, the family had informed the school and district many times.

The Communications Director of the school district told reporters that an investigation of the school district’s entire history was being examined.

Both the school district and police did find posts on google plus and other sites. At this point, they have found several postings by the fifteen-year-old that he was suicidal. The investigation is continuing.

CNN (US.) via the internet 9/3/2013

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/02/us/connecticut-teen-suicide/

Conclusions and Commentary

This family did much of the expert in the article from Los Angeles suggested, especially about their contact with the school.

As a mother of grown children, it is hard to check up on what your teenage child is posting. At times, a kid’s friends will tell a parent if something is being posted on the internet.

This happened to my son at age 18. A friend of his was suicidal, and the friend sent him a picture of a noose that his friend had made threatening to hang himself. I was lucky enough that my son told me because he knows that I have dealt with people who are suicidal. We arranged for his friend and me to text anonymously, and we were able to get him the help he needed.

These articles, however, leave me with many unanswered questions that I would like to understand better. What makes certain kids the target of bullying? In this case, this kid perceived to be different was targeted. What are the other characteristics?

Another question I have been what are the characteristics of kids that bully? What makes them bully? I can see peer pressure as being one of the aspects of this. What makes some kids go along with peer pressure? What other personality characteristics or other factors happening in a child’s life might make him or her prone to bullying?

This is a critical topic, and I hope to learn more about it.

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Comments 5

  • If you like please share incidents in which bullying occurred and what can be done to protect children

  • Bullying is such a tragic situation that our children face in today’s world. As parents, we don’t have access to all the places our children visit on the internet or hear the words children encounter. As you state, we can mostly rely on their friends telling an adult.
    Why are some children bullied and others not are two questions we need to find the answers to. I am trying to think of why but I don’t have an answer. It is an excellent place to understand what traits a child might have that would lead them to be bullied. If those traits are exposed, then perhaps we can find ways to protect those children.
    My grandson is in Junior High School, told me if anyone wears Sketchers Shoes at school, they get bullied. I was wearing Sketcher Sneakers that day.

  • Your post, Bullying, a summary of two articles, describes a problem that touches the hearts of many people, particularly parents. It has been with us since time began and refused to go away. 

    The first article from The Los Angeles Times defines the awfulness of bullying and how to recognize it. The second article from CNN described the horrific consequences of bullying. 

    Before I attempt to answer your questions, I want to describe my personal experience with bullying. I remember when my own child used to tell me and the mother certain treatment he received in his school. I must admit, shamefully, that at first, I ignored my child until one day he returned from school with bruises all over his body. 

    That incident was a wake-up call. We decided to pay more attention and prepared to confront the authorities in any future occurrence. And from then, our child, who was always looking for excuses not to go to school, was finally happy to go to school every day.

     We all must agree that children will always be children, and some will always encourage and support each other to do things that may hurt others. This is where parents and school authorities come in. 

    One of the main reasons children bully is the type of family upbringing they had. And these bullies come from all works of life. Finally, I like your post. Thanks for sharing.

    What makes certain kids the target of bullying? In this case, one of the issues was that this kid was perceived to be different. What are the other characteristics?

    Another question I have been what are the characteristics of kids that bully? What makes them bully? I can see peer pressure as being one of the aspects of this. What makes some kids go along with peer pressure? What other personality characteristics or other factors happening in a child’s life might make him or her prone to bullying?

  • Cal Mbao thank you so much for sharing your experience. Although it must have been a tough time you handled it so directly which made all the difference to your child. It seems like the key to helping your child was your actions.” We decided to pay more attention and prepared to confront the authorities in any future occurrence”. Reading your experience will surely support other parents who are struggling to protect their children.

  • Sharon, thank you for your comments. Parents need to write about experiences and think about this potential trauma to their children. Your comments are much appreciated as they help keep the issue of bullying in parents’ minds and remind them to watch for signals of children struggling.

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