THE TRUTH ABOUT BULLYING...
IT REALLY HAPPENS,BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
TYPES OF BULLYING...
a combining form meaning “computer,” “computer network,” or “virtual reality,” used in the formation of compound words ( cybertalk; cyberart; cyberspace ) and by extension meaning “very modern” ( cyberfashion ).
How do people cyber bully? Well,cyber bullying can acually be worse than verbal bullying because when on electronics people feel as if they can say anything,do anything, or spread anything, without suffering from the consequences. Sadly,its not just a few people who cyber bully, some resulting in death.Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year from the cause of bullying. 4,400 DEATHS A YEAR.Over 14% of high school students (not including lower grades of kids) have considered suicide in effect of bullying.Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University.
According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying. Kids are not getting the right amount of education because of being scared they are going to get bullied. Thats sad,I mean, where are the adults here? Where are the teachers? The parents? The law enforcement? Anyone?
There are many types of physical bullying that can occur between young people, including fighting, practical jokes, stealing, and sexual harassment. These are not considered bullying unless:
-The vicim is targeted many times (more than once)
-The person who is bullying intends on hurting their victim or embarrasing the victim.
-If the bully has power,stronger in social levels,stronger physically,ect.
Things bullies do happen to do in physical bullying:
How can you tell if a peer/relative is being physically bullied? If they come home with scratches,a black eye,acting different,drawing away from peers,wanting to run away,saying they feel bugged/picked on,ect...
Some sites you can check out are:
SAMHSA Family Guide, "Bullying Affects All Middle School Kids" [online]
Nemours, TeensHealth, "Dealing with Bullying" [online]
Consortium to Prevent School Violence, "Fact Sheet #2: Bullying Prevention" [online]
HealthNewsDigest.com, "Know the Signs of Physical Bullying" [online]
Dont be afraid to tell someone if you are being bullied,it may not seem its the right thing but it is definitley worth it. Trust me,I was a bully victim, I know the truth about bullying.
Intimidation plays a big part in bullying. The bully intends on frightening the victim by threatening to ruin social status with either a rumor or a seceret...On Bing Dictionary,they define "intimidate" as:
persuade or dissuade by frightening: to frighten somebody into doing or not doing something, e.g. by means of violence or blackmail
If anyone has threatened you or intimidated you,you may have a bully on your hands. If that is the case,I strongly advise you to let an adult or some kind of authority know about this blackmailer. Bullying can get you into major trouble, with the law and parents! Standing up and walking away may not be your best option,but telling someone is!