According to Noemi Lardizabal–Dado, an editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles, “Filipino children are equally exposed to bullying, and are even more at risk since Filipino parents often mistake bullying as a painful, yet necessary, rite of passage.” These reasons opted the researchers to conduct a study about bullying specifically on Emotional Bullying.
But first what is bullying?
Bullying is the use of force or coercion to abuse or intimidate others. The behavior can be habitual and involve an imbalance of social or physical power. It happens in many different forms. It’s doing, saying or acting in a way that hurts someone else or makes him or her feel bad on purpose.
Since the topic of this study is all about Emotional Bullying, the researchers will focus now on that. So, what is emotional bullying is all about?
Emotional Bullying is deliberately causing distress resulting in someone developing low self-esteem, avoiding situations and becoming introverted (www.askwiltshire). It can be just hurtful as physical bullying or more hurtful than physical bullying. Anything that causes another person emotional pain is considered as emotional bullying. So the other kinds of bullying are also considered by the researchers as emotional bullying because for the over-all, according to familyfirstaid.org, it increase their social isolation, leading them to become withdrawn and depressed, anxious and insecure which is connected to what is defined by the Wikipedia about Psychological abuse or also called as Emotional abuse that it is a form of abuse characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another to behavior that may result in psychological trauma, including anxiety, chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
In this the researchers can assume that bullying nowadays is the most common minor crime for teenagers for it affects one’s life deeply also according to an article of
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