Bullying in Schools
Sociocultural Theory
April Hart

How many people are bullied in their lifetime?   Statistics say everyone has been a victim of some form of bullying at least once in their life. Bullying is a major issue facing schools today.   There are many types of preventive programs in place, but bullying is worse than ever.   Many ask the question, why are students being bullied.   In order to answer this question, bullying has to be defined and the root of the bullying must be discovered.   Many researchers have different opinions to why bullying occurs and many educators have given tips and strategies to prevent bullying.   So, why does bullying happen everyday in our schools?
Bullying in its truest form is comprised of a series of repeated intentionally cruel incidents, involving the same children in the same bully and victim roles. It differs from harassment and discrimination in that the focus is rarely based on gender, race, or disability. Children bully because of abuse at home, feelings, and inferiority. The consequences and effects of bullying are that the bullies suffer mentally in future, commit suicide, or suffer from depression. The solutions of bullying are to get together, talk about it, and educate people. Bullying is more than just a part of growing up. It is a form of aggressive or violent behavior shown to children.
Many ask what causes a person to bully another person.   There are many different theories.   Bullying and early socialization have always been linked together. There are quite a few proven cases that highlight the effects of early socialization on a person’s psyche. There are many things that happen in the early life of a person that leave lasting impressions on them. It is possible that a person is spurred on to treat another badly because he has been subject to similar harassments at an early age.   Many parents cite the reason for sending children to daycare or preschool is to learn social skills prior to commencing...