Bulling: It influences, it hurts

(Moizzara Zafar, Karachi)

We hear, we saw, we speak even we do!
Bullying is most frequently the cause of a lot of the problems in the society. The word Bullying is a behavior that hurts, harms, humiliates, chokes, intimidates, threat or assault people while at school, universities, in the community, in street or in the offices.

Bullying can affect you in many ways. Students often become a victim of bullying as when “someone makes you feel less about who you are as a person”.

Bullying can also affect physical and emotional health both in the short term and even later in life. It can lead to physical injury, social problems, Emotional problems and even become a cause of death. Bullying also can cause long term damage to self esteem. Those who are both bullies and victims of bullying suffer the most serious effects of bullying and are at greater risk for mental and behavioral problems than those who are only bullied or who are only bullies.

The research studies show that anyone involved with bullying those who bully others, those who are bullied, and those who bully and are bullied are at increased risk for depression. Most Children who become the targets of bullies generally have a negative view of violence. Experts say that school violence often is rooted in bullying. While bullying is often verbal threats and harassment it can get out of control and turn into violence.

The statistics on the history of bullying show that men and boys are victims of bullies in Pakistan, however women and girls experience much more bullying than the males experience. The bullying information about women shows it happens at all levels of society. The male dominated culture in Pakistan is one reason why people bully them. Not only is offline bullying of Pakistan women rampant, cyber bullying has become a serious problem in Pakistan. Women are frequently become the targets. In 2016 more evidence and information is coming out about the bullying of females in Pakistan. Brave women speak out and take action against this serious problem in order to prevent bullying.

“Bullies are about control and power and confronting them as stepping into stop them usurps their sense of power”. Wolk (2010)

Most of the Students who neither felt lonely nor had been worried that they could not sleep at night in the past twelve months. Those students who did feel lonely and were unable to sleep were twice as likely to report having been bullied in the past thirty days. These results predict the need for parents, teachers, pediatricians and general practitioners to keep a high index of suspicion when students in class 8-10. Public health education campaigns targeting parents and teachers to raise awareness are needed in addition to providing resources for victimized students to seek help at school.

To help someone who is being bullied, we have to listen to the child and let him or her know you are available to talk or even help. A child who is being bullied may struggle talking about it. Consider letting the child know there are other people who can talk with him or her about bullying. You can also give the child advice about what he or she can do.

Bullying never makes you seem good by doing it. You always have a choice. Be the person that is smart enough and confident enough to be friends with everyone you meet. By doing so you are sending the message that you are self assured enough not to care what others may think. This is an issue that's been costing lives. As a student you can change that.
"Be the Change You Want to See in the World"

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