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Environmental Factors Contributing to Bullying

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Private or Public Bully

Think about bullying and young children. Do you think that bullying is more apt to happen in a public school setting or a private school setting? Do you think the setting has any effect on bullying, or is it primarily the child's age? Reflect on a bullying incident that you are aware of. The incident can include you as the victim, the bully, or a bystander. This may even be an incident that was reported in the news of which you are aware. Alternatively, you may share an incident that occurred with your own child or a child who is close to you. How could the situation have been changed or avoided?

It has been so long I really cannot remember any of these situations
Could you perhaps share with me some of your thoughts.

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I believe that bullying is more apt to happen in a public school setting. More students attend public than private schools. Bullies and victims alike are isolated and hidden in a larger mainstream of normal activity. The chance that someone will observe a bullying incident in a public school is high. All too often though, the bullying incidents are unnoticed by bystanders. They can appear to be innocent.

Age is a big factor in the way individuals interpret various events. I use the term events because in a public school setting ...

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This is a one page paper on bullying. The expert provides some personal input and thoughts on growing up with bullying. This page has no references - just her own thoughts and experience