There is no doubt that some sort of bullying happens everyday in schools, home consciously or unconsciously by kids.
Bullying is an unwanted, aggressive behaviour among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behaviour is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
There are many roles that kids can play. Kids can bully others, they can be bullied, or they may witness it. When kids are involved in bullying, they often play more than one role. It is important to understand the multiple roles kids play in order to effectively prevent, intervene and respond.
Which ever case, bullying should not be encouraged in anyway, parents, guardians, teachers and adults need to be watchful , report and correct accordingly. According to National Bullying prevention centre, More than half of these situations (57%) stop when a peer intervenes on behalf of the student being bullied (Hawkins, Pepler, & Craig, 2001).
Students who experience bullying are at increased risk for poor school adjustment, sleep difficulties, anxiety, and depression (Center for Disease Control, 2015).
An 8-year-old Gabriel Taye committed suicide last Friday, after he was knocked unconscious by his classmates . New surveillance footage has just been released to show the moment his classmates slammed him into a bathroom wall, knocking him unconscious for over seven minutes. While Gabe lay unconscious, his classmates can be seen kicking and prodding his unconscious body before school staff came much later to attend to him.
School authorities initially claimed that Gabriel fainted but after the boy’s mother accused the school of covering up the attack which occurred on January 24th, the CCTV footage had to be reviewed and was released by the Cincinnati Public School system.