Anti Bullying Initiative

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Negative Effects of Bullying

Bullying has become worse, and more evolved over the years. Some years ago, the playground at school, at the neighborhood park, or on the school bus was the only place bullying usually occurred. But nowadays, bullying has become much more severe and dangerous since technology has given us the internet, social networking, and Smartphones.

New studies show that almost 30% of all school children in the US are regularly bullied at school. However, it's difficult to say how many children experience bullying at school because most of them tend to keep quiet about bad experiences at school. Parents are often unaware of the bullying problem and discuss it with their children only to a limited extent. When this type of bullying occurs, one in four teachers does not even see it. Of those who do see what is going on, they will intervene only 4% of the time. These statistics are frightening.

First let's decipher the two main types of bullying: Physical, and Emotional

Physical

This is act or acts of physical violence or aggression against another person. The different form includes kicking, biting, punching, scratching, pulling hair, and damage to personal belongings. Unless the bully is particularly devious and injures their victim in areas of the body which aren't easily visible, this form of bullying is much more apparent and easy to spot.

Victims will often have unexplained marks or bruises on their body, and can even become extremely jumpy when faced with any bodily contact. This type of bullying can escalate to the point where the injuries become more dangerous. This can be particularly dangerous.

Emotional

While emotional bullies don't engage in physical violence, the damage they do to their victims can prove even more devastating. Emotional bullying can be anything from name calling, rude comments, and false rumors being spread, through threats of violence, and exclusion from games. This type of bullying will have a more profound effect on the mind and personality of the victim and can leave them feeling very socially anxious and lonely. It can also leave them with very low self-esteem. Even as adults.

There can be tragic emotional consequences for victims of bullies. In recent studies, nearly 50% of those surveyed revealed they had thought about committing suicide as a result of bullying. It is devastating to report that this group converts thoughts to actions at a much higher rate than those that have not been bullied. Bullying victims are also much more prone to suffer depression. A devastating effect of bullying is the pattern it creates in bullying victims' lives that can last their whole life. Nearly 40% of people bullied at school go on to be bullied later on in adult life or at work, further education and also in social circles.

In response to our growing awareness of bullying and its adverse effects,  Inspired By Hearts will Highlight an anti-bullying organization each month and show the great work that they do to prevent bullying. Bullying has become one of our society's biggest threats and our show will give these organizations the attention they deserve to help prevent bullying. Inspired By Hearts will Highlight an anti-bullying organization each month and show the great work that they do to prevent bullying. Bullying has become one of our society's biggest threats and our show will give these organizations the attention they deserve to help prevent bullying.becoming increasingly common. 


The founder “Alaa Harazin” makes sure it takes a comprehensive approach that relies on the involvement of the school and community. Inspired By Hearts also address the culture of bullying while encouraging students to critically deconstruct and evaluate their behavior and its impact on others.