Student Bullies and Harassment on College Campuses

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In the United States, there are federal laws that prohibit discrimination on college campuses, including Title IX, which prohibits gender and sex-based harassment. There are also state laws that may offer additional protection. If you feel that your college is violating these laws, you can file a complaint with the ACLU of Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego & Imperial Counties. If you’ve experienced bullying or harassment on campus, you should contact the ACLU of Northern, Southern, or Imperial Counties.

Although federal law does not specifically address bullying, it does recognize that any conduct that creates a hostile environment qualifies as discriminatory harassment and must be addressed by the school. Even if you don’t receive a formal complaint, schools are required to take action. In addition, parents can take action by documenting incidents of bullying and ensuring that witnesses to the incidents exist. In addition, parents should research applicable laws in their area.

Reporting the behavior is important because bullying often comes down to one person’s word against another. Corroboration is important because it helps officials visualize the behavior and take action. It also helps to protect the victim. By reporting the behavior, you can protect yourself and others from retaliation. Alternatively, you may even need to file a formal complaint against the perpetrator. However, remember that reporting a bullying incident online does not mean that the victim is responsible for the harassment and retaliation.

A study of college students found that nearly one-third had experienced bullying or harassment in college. It found that bullying at school was often accompanied by bullying in a work environment. Furthermore, there was no correlation between gender and bullying at T1. Further, Hispanic/Latino students reported lower rates of school bullying compared to white/black students. Further, bullying is a symptom of a larger societal problem and should be addressed by college leadership.

Physical bullying can take many forms. Some forms are more obvious, such as pushing someone in a locker, while others are less overt. Relationship aggression, also known as emotional bullying, is another type. The intent of relationship aggression is to manipulate the victim’s social standing by spreading rumors or exclusion from the group. This type of harassment is often the most widespread form of bullying at college. Once students have become conditioned to the bullying, they can lose the ability to persist in difficult situations.

A lack of acknowledgment and understanding of the issue can contribute to the silence surrounding the issue of bullying. Some students may be embarrassed to report bullying and feel that it is not their fault. This can be particularly problematic in higher education because students are more isolated from their parents or support systems. Therefore, identifying the perpetrator and victim is essential. By making sure that the victims of bullying are acknowledged, it can help reduce the incidence of harassment and bullying.

There are two types of bystanders – those who don’t get involved in the bullying and who are simply watching. Some of these people may even support the bullying, while others may take a neutral stand and not intervene. The former category of bystanders is usually characterized by non-interference and passive support. They may disapprove of the behavior, but they may not even know whether they should support the victim or the bully.

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