Bullying Impacts A Lot Of People!

Bullying affects many people in different ways.

What is bullying/bullying types and how does it affect people?

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What is bullying?

Bullying is aggressive behavior with unwanted and negative actions that is repeated over time and has an inbalance of power or strength.
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Why do students bully others?

There are three reasons students bully others.

1. They have strong needs for power and negative dominance.

2. They find satisfaction while causing injury and suffering to other students.

3. They are often rewarded in some way with their behavior.

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Bullying is not teasing!

Teasing is when two or more friends act together in a way that seems playful to other people, but it does not cause emotional or physical abuse.
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Impacts of bullying

Students who are being bullied: depression, low self esteem, health problems, bad grades, suicidal thoughts.

Students who observe bullying: fearful, don't act and feel guilty for not acting, tempted to participate.

Students who bully others: get into frequent fights, steal/ vandalize property, drink/ smoke, poor grades, negative climate at school, carry a weapon.

Schools with bullying issues: environment becomes full of fear and disrespect, its difficult for students to learn, students feel insecure, students dislike school, students think the teachers and staff have little control and don't care.

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Types of bullying

There are four types of bullying:

Physical bullying: includes hitting, kicking, pinching, pushing, tripping, or damaging property.

Verbal bullying: name calling, insults, teasing, intimidation, homophobic or racial comments, verbal abuse.

Covert bullying: Lying, spreading rumors, negative facial or physical gestures, playing nasty jokes to embarrass and humiliate, mimicking unkindly, encouraging someone to socially exclude others, damaging someones social reputation and social acceptance.

Cyber bullying: bullying behaviors over the internet.

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work cited

Works Cited

Abcarian, Robin. "'They're Just Looking for Their Place in the World'" Los Angeles Times 2014 jan 12: A.2. Web. 3 Feb. 2014. <http://sks.sirs.com>.

Besag, Val. "Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age." Child and Adolescent Mental Health 15.2 (2010): 127. Print.

"National Centre Against Bullying." Four Kinds of Bullying. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Feb. 2014.

Olweus, Dan. "What Is Bullying? Definition, Statistics & Information on Bullying." Olweus Bullying Prevention Program from Hazelden & Clemson University. Violence Protection Works, n.d. Web. 3 Feb. 2014.

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