It is an alarming issue throughout the world.
cyberbullying, child abuse, bullying
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Nearly 1 in 5 students in an average classroom is experiencing bullying
Bullying starts in many American homes.
Each year, siblings abuse 19 million children…in their own home.
My name is Nancy Fox-Kilgore,M.S http://www.siblingbullies.com
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To present hopeful educational information that heightens awareness about, bullies, bullying, and child abuse. It helps uncover that bullies, whether they are cyber bullies or aggressive bullies that utilize face-to-face contact, are often created in home settings. Cyberbullying is often first practiced on siblings. Siblings are now being publicly humiliated, rejected, or hated.
Because of our present economy that provides conditions where children are not supervised or parented, the basic goal is to impart prevention information that keeps us safe from the aggressions of children/adolescents and those who are yet unborn.
It is a beacon of light to all adult survivors who are recovering from sibling abuse in their childhoods. Many adults recovering from sibling abuse can have: distrust, difficulty in relationships, addictions, eating disorders, PTSD, anxiety, depression, anxiety, self-injury, thoughts of suicide, and poor parenting patterns.
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Stat For Today: In a survey of 57 randomly selected families, a high level of physical violence between siblings was found. In another survey of 2143 families, researchers concluded that violent acts between sibling occurred more frequently than parent-child or husband-wife violence.
Bully-Proof Thought:To alleviate bullying within a family, be investigative as to the activities in children’s bedrooms.
Thought For Adult Survivors: Acknowledge to yourself if you are more fortified after a visit with an abusive sibling(s). Check in with yourself and ask if you feel more depressed or agitated. Often times in adult lives, the abused sibling, in adulthood, can feel victimized.
Commentary: Teenagers who are either bullied or abused in the home by a sibling, need our attention. The teenage brain is in a developmental stage and can be impulsive. Suicide is directly related to bullying or the abuse from a sibling(s). Logical thinking is often not in place when a teenager is agitated or depressed. Cutting oneself, eating disorders, and the usage of drugs/alcohol are corollary to abuse sustained by a classmate or a sibling(s). The aggressions between step-teenagers are often more amplified than biological children. The most common forms of physical abuse are hitting, slapping, pushing, punching, biting, hair pulling, scratching, and pinching. In the home setting, victims have been hit with broom handles, rubber hose, coat hanger, hairbrush, belt and sticks. Broken glass, knives, razor blades, and scissors have been used. Abuse by biological and non-biological siblings is shown in cyberbullying.
Because the teenager will be entering adulthood, it would be helpful if there were more psychological screenings or school interventions in regard to abuse by a peer or a sibling. This stance will be cost-effective in alleviating welfare costs, substance abuse, homelessness, usage of anti-depressants, and dysfunctional parenting.
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