“Bullying as Students’ Problem”
Nowadays, bullying is not the new issue in education world. It mostly happened in any level of education. Bullying can be happen in everywhere such as school, university or even in society. Bullying is one of serious problems that should be get serious attention. It seemed usual but it may give big impact on students’ ability in learning and mostly it is negative. There are so many cases which talked about this topic and any way to solve this problem but in fact, this case still exists in school.
Bullying is one of violence that often happens in school. Basically, it is the bad thing that should be avoid by students or even the teacher itself. Bullying can involve any age, including younger elementary grade and even kindergarten students. Bullying behavior can intimidate students’ physical and emotional safety at school. It may cause a victim to feel upset, afraid, ashamed, embarrassed, and anxious about going to school. It also may cause student’s traumatic and stress.
Van der Kolk, McFarlane, and Weisaeth (in Terry, 2012; 2007) state, “Trauma in childhood can disrupt normal developmental processes. Because of their dependence on their caregivers, their incomplete biological development, and their immature concepts of themselves and their surroundings, children have unique patterns of reaction and needs for intervention.” According to Ziegler (in Terry, 2012; 2002) argue that a child who has repeatedly bullied will effect on traumatic and it can influence of developmental processes and parts of their brains. So that it is the reason why bullying should be banned. The best way to address bullying is to stop it before it starts. However, “Bullies are about power and control, and confronting them or stepping in to stop them usurps their sense of power.” (Wolk, 2010)
Terry, E. (2012, January 17). Bullying in school: The traumatic effects of cullying on children. Retrieved from http://www.crisisprevention.com/Resources/Article-Library/Nonviolent-Crisis-Intervention-Training-Articles/Traumatic-Effects-of-Bullying-Children.
Wolk, D. (2010). Beyond the bullies: Bystanders and instigators enable aggression. Retrieved from www.hepg.org/blog/35.