One of the most common natural disasters, but also one of the most commonly forgotten, is wildfires. These take place in many different countries all over the world, particularly during the summer months, and can be caused by a range of different things. Some of the things that can start the wildfires can be totally natural, while others can be manmade, but the speed at which they spread is entirely down to nature. The two natural causes of wildfires are the sun’s heat and lightning strikes, while they can also be caused by campfires, smoking, fireworks and many other things. The reasons that they spread so quickly are prolonged hot, dry weather, where the vegetation dries out, which is why they often take place in woodland.
Approximately 160,000 kids miss school each day due to being bullied. There are many causes for bullying; for example, someone wanting to fit in may act as a bully to others in front of his or her peers because he or she thinks that it is "cool to bully. Wanting to be in control of or having power over someone is another common reason one becomes a bully. With the advancement in technology come new chances and opportunity for bullying. Bullying has moved past the face to face heckling of the past and on to wireless bullying known as cyber bullying. Just as the reasons for bullying are endless, so are the effects of bullying. Three of the biggest, reoccurring effects that come from being bullied are depression, substance abuse, and suicide, among many others.
Depression is a psychological effect that can be brought on from a number of different scenarios. However, bullying is a leading cause of depression in all ages of people. Bullying can occur at any age, and not just in the classroom like it was thought for so long. If bullied during adolescence, that individual is at a greater risk to fall into deep depression, which could last with them for the rest of their life if not treated. For this reason, a number of anti-depressants have been created to try and deal with it head on. There have been no treatments found that can fully cure the state of depression. As a result, it can also cause one to look to other coping methods to try and escape their feelings of sadness and worthlessness. For example, one may be tempted to turn to different combinations of drugs and alcohol as a way to numb them from the real world, leading to substance abuse.
Substance abuse is a main coping method associated with the victims of bullying. It is used as a way for some to close out the world around them, a world they feel is always kicking them when their down and singling them out for being different. A large percentage of substance abusers have sited...