By: Dheeraj, Shahmir, Dylann, Jabril, Angelica
Bullies are made, not born, and it happens at an early age.
A rise in bullying has come because children increasingly grow up without the kinds of experiences that lead to the development of social skills.
Families that are not warm and loving and in which feelings are not shared are more likely to have children who bully, either within the family home or in other locations in which the children meet others
Often child abuse can trigger an increase and bullying, they feel to take out their sadness, or their anger against weaker kids.
Homes that lack effective and positive parental supervision may create an environment that produces children with bully-like tendencies
What Motivates a Bully?
The power/hurt they could bring on others is what they strive on
Look the bully in the eye and tell him or her to stop. If a bully is teasing you in a way you don't like, insulting you, or physically threatening you, sometimes eye contact and a calm, clear "no" is the right way to defuse the situation. Tell the bully that you are not OK with the treatment you're receiving, and make it clear that it has to end immediately.
If it's appropriate, try to use laughter to lighten the tension. Bullies usually try to get a rise out of the person they're bullying, so if you show the person your skin is too thick for that, he or she may give up and leave you alone.
Don't raise your voice when you're telling the bully to stop. This could provoke the bully to keep teasing you to get an even stronger reaction.
Don't wait too long. If the bullying has reached the point where it's causing you to feel anxious about going to school, keeping you up at night, or interfering with your life in any other negative way, seek help from a trusted adult.
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