Reply to at least two other student posts of Discussion about Bullyng Prevention with a reflection of their response.

   The discussions of my 2 classmates are the following:

Discussion # 1 : 

 Resources for Preventing Bullying and Assisting Victims

Bullying is a prevalent malpractice in most societies, involving harming and intimidating others. The oppression may result in physical and psychological impacts on victims. Suicide cases are common among individuals who have experienced persecution, raising the need to identify resources focusing on prevention and helping victims eliminate long-term implications.

One resource that highlights the extent, impact, and ways to eliminate the oppression is the utilization of pediatricians. It highlights the various effects associated with the malpractice, such as sleeping difficulties, stomach pains, and bedwetting. The source highlights the partnership between parents and healthcare practitioners as the key element in identifying bullying victims and providing substantial support to prevent critical outcomes (Stopbullying.gov, 2021). Parents can create effective environments where children can report instances of intimidation within their daily practices, prompting guardians to employ effective responses and seek healthcare assistance.

Another resource is identifying bullying as an ACE, which focuses on identifying the extent of the issue and establishing effective addressing strategies. The malpractice shows traumatic experiences among kids, creating ineffective childhoods, which impacts their adulthood, raising the need to develop control measures during early stages. Studies highlight that children who experience adverse growing-up environments reflect the impact on their current health, with substantial risks of acquiring health implications and a lower quality of life (Stopbullying.gov, 2018). Some ways to prevent malpractice involve enrolling kids to trauma-sensitive institutions where instructors understand the issue’s impact and provide proper guidance. Other methods include undertaking social-emotional learning and establishing restorative justice groups that can assist victims to prevent long-term implications.

Next, understanding and making known the consequences of bullying is a resource that demonstrates the short-term and long-term effects of bullying, raising awareness of the issue and highlighting the need to employ mitigation protocols. The oppression asserts psychological impacts, such as depression and low self-esteem, which result in suicidal thoughts (Stopbullying.gov, 2018). Moreover, it may result in physical health issues, such as injuries, headaches, and cardiovascular issues. The mental problems may trigger physical complications. Furthermore, it worsens academic performance as children victims find it challenging to focus on their studies, affecting their future lifestyles. Understanding the various implications raises the need for community members to employ management measures focusing on preventing and helping intimidation victims.

Additionally, improving school climate to help prevent bullying is an infographic resource highlighting strategies to create effective learning environments to eliminate oppression among scholars. Children spend most of their time in school; thus, their experiences shape their growing up and adult life. Ineffective academic environments characterized by elements such as gangs, violence, and drugs provide the basis for intimidation, raising the need for corrective policies. The institutions can prevent malpractice by promoting peer support, enhancing total inclusion, and creating open communication channels (Stopbullying.gov, n.d.). The various strategies create an effective learning atmosphere among kids, allowing them to have a positive childhood experience that enhances their chances of having healthy and prosperous lifestyles.

Bullying is an existent issue in most societies and is associated with substantial implications. Oppression asserts physical and mental impacts among victims, which influence their long-term health conditions. The resources create awareness of the issue, allowing members to formulate elimination strategies and create effective environments for their children.

References

Stopbullying.gov. (2018, July 27). Bullying as an ACE. https://www.stopbullying.gov/resources/research-resources/bullying-as-an-ace

Stopbullying.gov. (2018, July 30). Consequences of bullying. https://www.stopbullying.gov/resources/research-resources/consequences-of-bullying

Stopbullying.gov. (2021, December 20). Bullying and pediatricians. https://www.stopbullying.gov/resources/research-resources/bullying-and-pediatricians

Stopbullying.gov. (n.d.). Improving School Climate to Help Prevent Bullying. https://www.stopbullying.gov/sites/default/files/2017-10/school-climate-infographic.pdf

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Discussion # 2 :

 Bullying Prevention

Bullying is a major social issue in many institutions especially learning institutions. The consequences of bullying are always negative to both the victim and the bully and the most affected is normally the victim. Victims of bullying may face several negative consequences like physical injury, emotional trauma, depression, and in some cases suicide. Due to the high prevalence of bullying and cases of suicide among teenagers have occurred due to bullying, parents, educators and the community must manage the situation effectively (Abarna et al., 2023). The website http://www.stopbullying.gov/resources/index.html offers several resources on the best ways to prevent bullying in any place especially learning institutions.

Since many teenagers are victims of bullying, it is essential to educate them on the negative consequences of bullying both formally and informally. Informal lessons about bullying can be enacted within the school curriculum to help children learn about the negative impacts of bullying in fun and engaging ways. For example, instructors can use films, demonstrations, and picture illustrations of the bad effects of bullying to enable the learners to learn and stop the habit. With the rise of the use of social media among middle school and high school students, it has greatly contributed to the increase in cyberbullying among themselves (Idsoe et al., 2021). Students normally troll their peers on social media for fun and to gain popularity not knowing it may cause major mental issues to the victims that might lead to depression or even suicide if they are trolled about sensitive issues concerning their existence like disabilities, sexuality, or financial status.

Therefore, both teachers and parents can use various social media websites to post educational messages against bullying. This would help them have a wider reach and be able to effectively relate with learners in the language or lingo they understand.  The school can also train the staff on bullying and how to prevent it in any learning institution. Staff training can take place in many forms including staff meetings and seminars. When the staff are fully aware of what bullying is and the most effective ways to approach the situation to reduce the negative impacts it may have on the victim it will lead to reduced cases of bullying and suicide by learners as a consequence of bullying.

Additionally, focus groups or group activities are also an important way of addressing the issue of bullying (Idsoe et al., 2021). This can be done by placing several bullying victims in groups so that they can discuss their insecurities and devise better methods among themselves to avoid being in such a situation. Sometimes sharing your problems with others might help in reducing the mental burden it might have on an individual. Additionally,  a focus group can be made for the students who bully others to find the reasons for their act and provide counseling services where necessary.

References

Idsoe, T., Vaillancourt, T., Dyregrov, A., Hagen, K. A., Ogden, T., & Nærde, A. (2021). Bullying victimization and trauma. Frontiers in psychiatry11, 480353.

Abarna, S., Sheeba, J. I., & Devaneyan, S. P. (2023, January). A Systematic Investigation of Cyber Harassment Intention Behaviors and Its Impacts on Social Media Platforms. In 2023 International Conference on Computer Communication and Informatics (ICCCI) (pp. 1-7). IEEE.

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