Research has identified a clear link between bullying and suicide in adolescents. Despite the fact that there is no definitive evidence that bullying makes kids commit suicide, you have to brutally suppress bulge if there is the slightest assumption about the possible negative consequences.
Bullying is the bullying of one child by others, aggressive pursuit, which is often prevalent in schools.
In Canada conducted a study, involving 17 thousand University students in Vancouver and found that school bullying and cyber-bullying have very different characteristics, informs Rus.Media.
There are many programs aimed at reducing bullying in schools, and believe that these programs affect the computer and attacks. But the kids don’t equate cyberbullying in the Internet to traditional forms of school bullying.
Further studies have shown that about 25-30% of the students were involved in bulga in the Internet, as attackers or as victims – at the time, as the number involved in school bulge is only 12%. Most cases of cyber-bulgu (95%) students believe jokes. Young people may not appreciate the level of injustice that is bullying and cyber-bullying.
Traditional bullying has three characteristics:
- The power difference between the attacker and the victim.
- Clearly the chosen victim.
- Constant aggression against the victim.
Internet bullying has no clear of the chosen victim, one and the same person may be both a victim and a witness and the initiator.
Bullying and depression
Although it is often assumed that bullying leads to psychological problems, a new study shows that depressed adolescents are more likely to be victims of cyberbullying.
They say that depression is a consequence of problems in communication with peers. But psychologists do not find direct evidence that failures in communication can lead to depression, especially for students.
The researchers reviewed data 486 adolescents from the fourth-sixth grades – part of a large-scale study, which began in 1992 and continued for almost two decades. Information was provided to parents, teachers, peers and students. The study showed that depression in the fourth grade provided the position of the victim in the fifth grade and difficulty communicating with peers in sixth grade
Adolescence is a time when we see depressive symptoms, especially among girls. It may be associated with the onset of puberty or interpersonal challenges, such as romance that are characteristic of adolescence.
Parents and teachers were asked to name the main signs of depression the student is frequent tears, low activity, low academic performance. And determined that the victim was subjected to physical and verbal abuse:
- verbal humiliation
- back biting
Teachers and parents need to know about the signs and symptoms of depression and that depression is a risk factor for future problems with peers. Positive attitudes are crucial for adapting to certain aspects of life, academic achievements, healthy psychological and emotional state.
If adolescent depression forecasts problems in the relationship with their peers, it is very important not to miss depression in this age, especially because of social adaptation in adolescence strongly influences adult human life. In school it is easier to notice problems in the child, as teenage children to limit communication with parents, and communicate more with their peers.
Bullying and suicide
Research has identified a clear link between bullying and suicide in adolescents.
Despite the fact that there is no definitive evidence that bullying makes kids commit suicide, you have to brutally suppress bulge if there is the slightest assumption about the possible negative consequences.
Yelska school of medicine conducted an analysis of 37 cases bulge and suicide among teenagers from 13 different countries. From 9 to 54% of the participants were faced with bullying, which led to negative thoughts. Of course, it is necessary to take into account the influence of other factors – psychiatric problems of the victim, history of suicide attempts. But bullying in any case cannot be ignored, cannot be considered bullying a normal relationship sign teen how often think. Adults must know what bullying and not to ignore signs of suicidal teenagers ‘ characters. If there is a suspicion that the student is being bullied, you need to find out if he had any thoughts to harm yourself.
Another study proved that the initiators of bullying themselves and have problems in communication – with parents, with peers. You need to work with problems of relations between the initiators bulge.
Psychologists say that nearly all children to some extent were related to bulge in various forms.
- Tenth of adolescents (9.9%) reported that they had faced bullying since elementary until high school.
- 13.4 percent believes that to cope with bullingham that was high enough in primary school and almost disappeared until high school.
- 35.1 per cent admitted that they themselves were the initiators bulge at a moderate level.
- 41.6 percent almost never met bullingham.
Children are the initiators bulge often aggressive, have no clear moral values, have a significant conflict with parents. It is difficult to build relationships with their peers and this motivates them to seek similar, like-minded aggressive.
Methods for the prevention bulge should be aimed at identifying these adolescents and work with them. It is not enough to work solely with the child, you should carefully examine the cause of her aggression, to solve the social problems that led to aggression. If the time to notice these signs, it is possible to avoid big problems in the future -both for the initiator bulge and for his potential victims. Intensive ongoing support, the school promotes healthy relationships and helps to avoid many of the socio-emotional and interpersonal problems in adolescence and adulthood.