A news website produced by students of A.P. Giannini Middle School
By Zoey Billings
In many schools kids get bullied. Why? How can we stop this from happening to kids and teens? Recent studies they have found out why bullying is caused and how can we solve this.
Bullying occurs within a social context. Students integrate the values and social norms from the school and wider community social contexts as they develop their personal relationships. Bullying can also happen because the student gets a reaction they like. Teaching students who have been bullied some strategies, including ways to limit their reaction to bullying, can be helpful.
Bullying can arise from distrust, fear, misunderstanding, lack of knowledge or jealousy—all factors that schools can address in positive and proactive ways. Read more about how issues related to power and social status and lack of acceptance of diversity contribute to bullying. Bullying can also happen because the school climate inadvertently supports negative interpersonal relationships.
Bullying can threaten students’ physical and emotional safety at school and can negatively impact their ability to learn. The best way to address bullying is to stop it before it starts. There are a number of things school staff can do to make schools safer and prevent bullying.
Training school staff and students to prevent and address bullying can help sustain bullying prevention efforts over time. There are no federal mandates for bullying curricula or staff training. The following are some examples of options schools can consider.
As we can see the bullying can get bad, but we can teach the kids and teens about bullying so they can process that bullying and cyberbullying and mean and doesn’t get you anywhere. Please prevent bullying and be nice to everyone.
The Giannini Beacon Gazette is a news site created by the Journalism Club students of A.P. Giannini Middle School and sponsored by Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center (SNBC).