Many bullies claim that they are not bullies. They say the victim is just a friend and they are doing an innocent prank. Others ask “what is Bullying?” Bullying was once referred to as “a willful, conscious desire to hurt another and put him/her under stress”. There are various types of bullying. Some forms of bullying aren’t considered bullying to the average person. A few types of bullies are physical, verbal, relationships, and reactive bullies.
Physical bullies act out on anger by hitting, shoving, or kicking their chosen victim. Other physical bullies act out by damaging their targets property. Verbal bullies use words to hurt and humiliate their target by name calling, insults, or harsh teasing. Relationship bullies spread rumors about their targets. Reactive victims are victims of bullying who turn into bullies themselves. All types of bullying can have lasting effects that damage a person for long periods of time.
A report from the National Association of school Psychologists say that every day more than 160,000 children miss school because they fear of being bullied. Others try to go to school late each day, miss classes, or make excused to miss school entirely. Kids who are being bullied become moody, irritable, frustrated, or pretend to be tired... [continues]
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