Bullying adversely impacts many human societies beginning in school environments, neighborhoods and gradually transcending into the larger communities as full blown criminal behaviors. Educators in collaboration with school administrators and parents have for years remained at the fore of developing a lasting solution to the mutating human society issue (Takizawa, Maughan, & Arseneault, 2014). Researchers highlight bullying as a significant contributor to suicide rate increases amongst schooling children. Astonishingly, some people say bullying should not be banned but this paper strongly advocates for a ban against bullying as it causes health issues, violence, and bystanders.
Bullying and Health Issues
There are a number of significant health concerns associated with bullying impacting both the bully and the victim (Annerbäck, Sahlqvist, & Wingren, 2014). A serious development relative to the bullying issue is the emerging fact that technology enables harassment to persist even outside school environments. Schooling children experiencing bullying either as victims or propagators of the vice suffer a diversity of health problems like backaches, dizziness depression, stomach aches, anxiety, irritability, headaches, sleeping difficulties, suicidal tendencies and even suicide (Takizawa et al., 2014).
Bullying ought to be banned as it affects not only the physical well being of those associated in it but also their mental health statuses. Its impacts occur in the short term and have been proven to progress into the longer term (Iyer et al., 2013). It leads to physical injuries, emotional instability, social challenges, and in extreme instances, death. Bullied children are at heightened risks of mental health issues which negatively impact adjusting to learning environments.
Bullying and Depression
Researchers have uncovered a strong interconnectedness between bullying and occurrences of depression in children and teenagers (Iyer, Dougall, & Jensen-Campbell, 2013). Depression as an illness is yet to be comprehensively understood implying that it stems from a variety of sources. However, it is quite clear that an undeniable association exists between the condition and bullying. Bullying ought to be totally banned as it affects victims and their bullies to the effect that adults diagnosed with depression recall an involvement in the vice. Depression presents notable impacts that compromise a person’s quality of life. Depression and its association to bullying extends to other related health concerns like anxiety, high absenteeism rates, low self esteem and physical illness (Iyer et al., 2013). A good indicator of the strong link between the two is that teens or children known to have committed suicide are known to have undergone sorrowful experiences of depression.
Bullying and Health Complaints
Numerous scholars underscore bullying as a critical risk factor in the prevalence of poor psychological health amongst children as well as teenagers (Annerbäck, et al., 2014). Children within a bullying enabling environment are presented with greater risks in compa