Why do bullies bully?
By: Hassan Mahmood
Bullying and the types of bullying
Bullying is the repeated use of aggression by one or more people against another person or group. There are four types of bullying, physical bullying, verbal bullying, relational bullying, and cyber bullying. Physical bullying is kicking, pushing, or punching. Verbal bullying is name calling or yelling. Relational bullying is excluding or rumor-spreading. Cyber bullying is sending hurtful messages over digital devices like computers and cell phones.
Characteristics of a bully
There are some characteristics of a bully. The bully is physically stronger and they have trouble following rules. Some bullies may or may not be popular with other children around their same age. The bullies also want everyone to act how they act. Bullies usually have anger management problems or they suffered from low self-esteem. Most bullies were bullied by someone else when they were younger, so they picked on other kids when they got older.
Why do bullies bully?
Why do people bully? When you look at the behavior of bullies, it is easy to come to a conclusion that the person is simply mean-spirited and enjoys seeing other people suffer. There are many reasons why bullying occurs. Some bullies bully others because they're not good at sports or school because they feel they are not at the same level as others. Some bullies bully other people to get attention.
We must stop bullying because it is wrong on many levels. The first thing is that we must educate other people so they know what bullying is and can stop it as soon as it occurs. Another thing is that whenever anyone witnesses bullying, one should tell an elder that is trustworthy like a teacher, principal or parents. And finally, bullying can be stopped by creating a safer environment for children at school.
A lesson learned
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