Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Question: According to Bradshaw, Sawyer, and OBrennan (2007), over 70% of teachers have witnessed bullying in their school. Since this study, the incidents of negative peer-to- peer interactions has only increased. List three evidence-based intervention strategies designed to improve peer-to-peer relationships, and discuss how you can incorporate these strategies into your current or future classroom. Answer: The term bullying stands for any form of repeated physical, verbal or emotional harassment of the so called positional subordinate. It is an everyday social problem can be witnessed in schools, workplaces or communal gatherings and even online. Three defining aspects of this form of abuse are- repetition of the event, misuse of positional advantage and discrimination and the characteristic intention to harm. Bullying can be conventional or of pseudo characteristics, hidden bullying involves natures, such as social isolation. According to US research one of each four students has been victim of any form of bullying. Bullying often result in shocking mental outputs, including anxiety, trauma, depression that might to serious mental complexities and psychosis. Victims lose their self esteem and often have tendencies to isolate themselves. Kids refuse to go to schools and elders prevent themselves from social activities (Urdang, 2013). Self isolation often complex the mental situation further. The tendency to pick on others often starts at middle primary or the first high school year as a mental response to cope up with the stress associated with the changing study and institutional demands. To prevent bullying the authority must encourage and motivate students towards the aspects of cultural and relationship values, using aggressive behaviour against bullying often result a reverse form of bullying. The communication with both the victim and bully is very important. The counselling should explain that such behaviour is not appreciated and focus on relationship values based on equality (Kuykendall, 2012). To prevent bullying positive and constructive approaches are advised. References Urdang, E. (2013). Bullying: A Guide to Research, Intervention, and Prevention. Social Work Education, 32(6), 835-836. Kuykendall, S. (2012). Bullying. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Greenwood.