Impact of Bullying on Student Achievement

Yogita Kapil

Principal, Delhi Public School, Sahibabad

Before understanding how bullying affects academic performance and achievement in kids, one should know what bullying is and in how many different ways can it affect the child. Bullying can occur in four ways. namely physical, social, verbal, and cyber, taking into consideration how tech-savvy and adaptive the kids are these days. The Live Laugh Love Foundation states that bullying refers to unwanted aggressive behaviour, involving real or perceived power imbalance, which may cause severe and lasting problems for those who are getting bullied.

Bullying at school influences academic accomplishment since the bullied kids feel dread and frail, and at the same time, it affects their co-curricular and results in lack of confidence. In this way, such circumstance makes bullied kids incapable of pursuing or focusing on their studies, and it might stop them from attending classes regularly in constant fear of the bully who upsets them. Besides, they damage their personality and are hesitant to take part in any dialogue with their teachers and peers.

Youngsters can be cruel, and it is common for kids to return home in tears after somebody called them a name on the ride back home. These issues make eating, sleeping, working, exercising and engaging in exciting hobbies more difficult. Sometimes, the person being bullied also faces difficulty in making and keeping relationships, whether with friends or with family. Tragically, many parents do not comprehend the possibly harming impacts of tormenting not just on a kid's certainty and confidence yet additionally on his or her academic presentation.

SchoolsSchools are critical for individual development, as they are the first place in which children undertake a formal learning process that provides them with basic knowledge and thus enables them to discover and deepen the skill they need to be successful and independent adults. But with that somewhere they forget to install a student redressal system which could help the students who are affected by regular bullying if reported the bullies can be counselled too and made to understand the failed sense of superiority they are living under. Bullying brings about the victim's failure to trust oneself and confide in others as a proficient person. Specifically, this shows impacts during extreme or troublesome occasions, where the affected individual has been told multiple times that they are excessively frail or miserable to drive forward; thus, they don't.

As part of the curriculum, students should learn to identify bullying language and actions in themselves and others. They should also be taught positive communication skills. This knowledge will help create a more positive environment where bullying is less likely to occur. There should be an established system for a child to report being bullied (anonymously, if needed) and get immediate help. A counsellor and other professionals should meet with the children involved and their families to determine a solution. Bullying and victimization are widespread among the Indian school-going youth. Given the concurrent psychosocial adjustment problems associated with bullying, there is an urgent need for developing intervention programs and sensitizing school personnel.

Yogita Kapil

Principal, Delhi Public School, Sahibabad