What different types of ways do people bully?
Different types of bullying
Physical bullying involves harmful actions against another person’s body.
Physical bullying is any form of violence or intimidation such as biting, kicking, pushing, pinching, hitting, tripping, pulling hair, etc. In Tangerine, there is lots of violence when Arthur kills Luis and when Paul jumps on the coach's back.
Physical bullying also involves the interference with another person’s property such as damaging or stealing. Also in Tangerine, Erik and Arthur steal lots of property in their neighborhood.
Dealing with bullies
The best way to deal with a bully is to stay away from him/her. A bully is looking for a reaction, so if you are ever the target of a bully, you should ignore him/her, or give the bully a look that says, “This is really stupid.” Then walk away. In Tangerine, Paul tries to ignore Erik and Arthur when they are being mean.
If you are having a problem with a bully, you need to have a voice in how the situation is handled. You should let your friends know what’s going on and ask for their support. You should contact your counselor if a bully ever threatens, or causes a problem. In Tangerine, Paul has a voice in the situation by telling his mom about Erik being mean. Unfortunately Paul's mom doesn't always believe him.
If a bully is causing you problems, chances are he/she is also causing problems for other students. If a counselor is aware of what’s happening, you are not only taking actions to protect yourself, you are making your school better, safer place for everyone. In Tangerine, Erik and Arthur not only bully Paul but have done other things. They steal things, beat people up, and even killed someone.
Bullies want power. They also like to have an audience. Since bullies are influenced by how other people react, bystanders can help discourage a student from being bullied. Bystanders need to let bullies know that their behavior is “not cool” and that it is not acceptable. Bystanders are important in stopping students from being bullies. In Tangerine, when the police become involved, they put Erik on house arrest to show that bullying is "not cool" and put Arthur in jail.
Why people get bullied
Facts about bullying
- Sometimes the victim of repeated bullying cannot control the need for revenge and the situation becomes dangerous for everyone.
- Many bullies share some common characteristics. They like to dominate others and generally focus on themsevles. They often have poor social skills and poor social judgement. Sometimes they have no feeling of empathy or caring toward other people. Some bullies actually have personality disorders that don't allow them to understand normal social emotions.