Identify the role you selected for yourself and the child age you selected. Explain at least two specific ways you would advise the child/adolescent who felt bullied on social media. Include talking points or specific actions that the child could take. Frame your approach within the research of peer relationships and social and emotional development. Explain how you would account for culture and gender in the approach you take.
As an after-school program leader, offering guidance to a twelve-year-old teenage girl with concerns about bullying as well as aggression on social media is of significance in aiding her to mitigate or address the situation. Of essence, I would advise her not to attempt any retaliation or reply angrily to any of the emails or the messages. Showing anger in a reply is the primary objective of the bully. When thrown off guard by no responses, they discontinue their actions. When there is a vital need for intervention, support should be provided to ensure a positive response. I would let her understand that boys are teenagers more likely to play the perpetrator role whereas girls are mostly the victim. Making the victim know that it is a culture of a given group to bully other individuals of a different race, especially if the person is a female (Guerra et al. 2011).
Additionally, I would advise the teenage to not responding to private messages since ignoring bullying behaviors is effective. If the news is public, the victim should take actions to report the issue, block or delete the message or post. She then can ask a friend to run to their aid and become of significance in supporting her assertively and constructively. I would also inform her that keeping the bullying evidence is essential and she can let her teachers and parents know of the activity.
Consequently, the victim could take a significant action of responding to the bullying by reporting it to the relevant authorities. Several social media platforms encompass features facilitating users to response or report cyberbullying in effecting manners (SROVAC, 2015). She can also inform the teachers present.
Guerra, N. G., Williams, K. R., & Sadek, S. (2011). Understanding bullying and victimization during childhood and adolescence: A mixed method study. Child Development.
Special Representative on Violence against Children (SROVAC). (2015). Toward a World Free from Violence: Global Survey on Violence against Children, United Nations, New York.
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In your post, you wrote: ” Of essence, I would advise her not to attempt any retaliation or reply angrily to any of the emails or the messages. Showing anger in a reply is the primary objective of the bully. ”