The bystander effect is undeniably present when it comes to bullying, it gives bullies ample space to hurt others and awareness should be raised on standing up to bullies now.
London, UK (PRWEB) June 13, 2014
Bullying in school does not involve only the bullies and the bullied — it also involves students who just watch the situation happen and let it be. While some kids feel obligated to help, most do not take action because no one around them takes action, or they do not know what to do. Nobullying releases today a guide to the outcome of the bystander effect.
With this guide, parents must understand that the bullying problem is not just about the bullies; the bystanders who do nothing but watch are also the problem. Thus, the bystander effect can make kids more passive instead of more proactive in dealing with bullying.
Experts argue that bullies need and like bystanders because they prefer to bully others in front of their peers and are essentially seeking attention in general. However, bullies are more likely to stop if the audience shows disapproval or willingness to report.
When children do nothing, bullies tend to feel more empowered and will continue to physically or verbally harass other peers. Understanding the bystander effect and resulting behavior can help parents address this issue with their kids and teach them to take more proactive roles.
The guide defines the bystander effect in relation to situations in which people are less likely to help those in need when there are a substantial number of people around them. When people witness bullying, they are more likely to intervene to stop the bullying if there are few or no other witnesses.
This extensive guide on the bystander effect is a call for action to parents and educators to teach children and teens about their essential role in stopping bullying by getting them not to be bystanders.
Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said, “The bystander effect is undeniably present when it comes to bullying, it gives bullies ample space to hurt others and awareness should be raised on standing up to bullies now.”
He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.
NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.
The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.
He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.