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Everything you need to know about bullying
Who are the victims?
Generally, you find that people who are unassertive, timid, naïve, vulnerable and just plain different than the average crowd are easy targets for bullying. A victim could be anyone, a student, a child, an adult, a teen, and even a teacher.
What is Bullying?
Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior that involves a real or a perceived power imbalance. This behavior is usually repeated over time or has the potential to be repeated.
When does it occur?
Bullying can happen for a number of reasons. It could be a fight between friends or a misunderstanding between individuals. When people are stressed or angry they tend to take it out on other or it could be very intentional when someone holds a grudge/ dislike towards another person.
Where does it occur?
Bullying can take place just about anywhere. At your school, a classroom, at home, the workplace, a playground because you find all kinds of people every where you go.
Why does it occur?
A person can become a bully for a number of reasons. They don't like that specific person or hold a personal grudge and to get back at them, they choose to harass them. In other cases they might find bullying fun and believe that it will make them popular. Some might just bully to feel tough/ strong or in control or want to release their anger out on someone.
Types of bullying?
Bullying comes in many forms. You don't necessary have to punch someone to bully them, there are other ways, some so discreet that one might not even know they are bullying someone until it is too late. The different type of bullying include Physical, Cyber, Social, Racial, Verbal, Psychological, and lastly Sexual.
Consequences of Bullying
Effects of Bullying ( Short and long term) - Victims
- Depression/ Anxiety
- Changes in sleeping/ eating patterns
- loss of interest in daily activities
- health complaints
- decreased academic achievement
- feelings of sadness/ helplessness
- miss/ skip/ drop out of school
- suicidal thoughts and behavior
Effects of Bullying ( Short and ling term) - Bullies
- Abuse alcohol/ drugs ( adolescence and adults)
- get into fights, vandalize property
- miss/ skip/ dropout of school
- criminal convictions
- be abusive in future relationships ( spouses, kids)