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Bullying

By aprillane93 Feb 12, 2013 1362 Words
April Lane
English 4
Mr. Ross
Block 3A
April 9,2012
Bullying

Bullying is a quarrelsome person who browbeats, frightens, or hurts smaller or weaker people(dictionary). Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior manifested by the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when the behavior is habitual and involves an imbalance of power. It include verbal harassment, physical assault or coercion and may be directed repeatedly towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability.The imbalance of power may be social power and/or physical power. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a "target".

Some people do not take bullying seriously. They believe it is no harm to others but that is a lie. Bullying can lead to so many different things. Such as depression, low self- esteem, and suicide.Picking on someone just because they look different or act different or even if they like the same sex is just ridiculous. It can destroy someones entire life, especially for the ones who actually cares about what others say.

Some people do not know bullying consists of three basic types of abuse – emotional, verbal, and physical. It typically involves subtle methods of coercion such as intimidation. Bullying can be defined in many different ways. The UK currently has no legal definition of bullying, while some U.S. states have laws against it.

Bullying can increase the risk of child suffering from psychotic symptoms by up to four times, researchers have revealed today. Victims of being bullied usually may suffer physically and emotionally, and their schoolwork will likely show it. Grades drop because, instead of listening to the teacher, children are wondering what they did wrong and whether anyone will sit with them at lunch. If bullying persists, they may be afraid to go to school. Problems with low self-esteem and depression can last into adulthood and interfere with personal and professional lives.

Bullying occurs not only during childhood but as you become an adult as well. There's no age limit when it comes to Bullying. Even adults get bullied, at work, gym etc. Being picked on and constantly being called names and making someone else feel low and bad about their self is bullyng.Alot of times adults prefer not to say anything becuase they feel as though their too old to be getting bullied, but you are never too old to be the victim of a bully.You only have to be more vulnerable than other people and you are for it.

Bullying ranges from simple one-on-one bullying to more complex bullying in which the bully may have one or more lieutenants who may seem to be willing to assist the primary bully in his bullying activities. Bullying in school and the workplace is also referred to as peer abuse.Bullying has been going on for going on since the beggining of time the Bible.The bible talks of this(in different wording of course)but even Jesus was bullied and made fun of for saying he was the son of God. So bullying has been going on for some time now. Just becuase bullying has been around for along time does not make it right.

Bullying can occur in any context in which human beings interact with each other. This includes school, church, family, the workplace, home, and neighborhoods. It is even a common push factor in migration. Bullying can exist between social groups, social classes, and even between countries . In fact, on an international scale, perceived or real imbalances of power between nations, in both economic systems and in treaty systems, are often cited as some of the primary causes of both World War I and World War II.Bullying Is a Big Problem.

Every day thousands of teens wake up afraid to go to school. Bullying is a problem that affects millions of students, and it has everyone worried, not just the kids on its receiving end. Yet because parents, teachers, and other adults don't always see it, they may not understand how extreme bullying can get.

Two of the main reasons people are bullied are because of appearance and social status. Bullies pick on the people they think don't fit in, maybe because of how they look, how they act (for example, kids who are shy and withdrawn), their race or religion, or because the bullies think their target may be gay or lesbian.

Some bullies attack their targets physically, which can mean anything from shoving or tripping to punching or hitting, or even sexual assault. Others use psychological control or verbal insults to put themselves in charge. For example, people in popular groups or cliques often bully people they categorize as different by excluding them or gossiping about them psychological bullying. They may also taunt or tease their targets verbal bullying.

Verbal bullying can also involve sending cruel instant or email messages or even posting insults about a person on a website practices that are known as cyberbullying. People who have not been bullied or have not expericed it, do not know how bullying makes others feel.One of the most painful aspects of bullying is that it is relentless. Most people can take one episode of teasing or name calling or being shunned at the mall. However, when it goes on and on, bullying can put a person in a state of constant fear.

Studies show that people who are abused by their peers are at risk for mental health problems, such as low self-esteem, stress, depression, or anxiety. They may also think about suicide more. Being bullied at a young age could most definetly affect your life inb the future. Some people hold grudges against the person or group of people who use to bully them as a child. Sometimes its hard for them to move on because of the hurt and pain they were being exposed too.

Bullies are at risk for problems, too. Bullying is violence, and it often leads to more violent behavior as the bully grows up. It's estimated that 1 out of 4 elementary-school bullies will have a criminal record by the time they are 30. Some teen bullies end up being rejected by their peers and lose friendships as they grow older. Bullies may also fail in school and not have the career or relationship success that other people enjoy.

Some people who have been bullied as a child and never got the proper help for it sometimes grow up in shame. Their scared to be who they really want to be becuase of what others may say or think. Bullying can really have an effect on someones life. It could be a good way and bad. Some people who have been bullied as children growup and change the things they use to be picked on. Such as a over weight child who was getting picked on because of his or her size growup to be smaller than what they use to be. Some will gain more weight because they allowed food to become the problem solver, so they'll eat their pain away.

Bullying should be taken more seriously all around the world. For one it could push someone to commit suicide. I'm not sure if it was 2010 or 2011 but a student at a college killed himself becuase another college student saw him kissing another male and took a picture of them and sent it out to other students. I'm assuming he did not want anyone to know he was gay so he commited suicide. That could have been avoided if everyone knew to mind their own business.

There's a movie coming out this month called "Bullying" and it will be discussing bullying of course. Showing example of different ways people get bullied. How you can stop bullying. Different effects bullying has on a persons life. This will be good becuase a lot of people need to see this. The ones getting bullied and the bully's. So hopefully this movie will make a change and help a lot of people lives especially the ones who really need it.

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