Bullying by definition is the use of force and/or verbal threats to compel a child or adolescent to do something that he or she does not wish to do. Another form of bullying can be to humiliate the victim. Usually in front of others of about the same age. In the case of male bullies they are typical larger, stronger, and older than the victim. Female bullying is different than male bullying. Girls are more likely to use words alone to torment their chosen victims, rather than doing physical harm. Girls bully other girls by name calling or by spreading rumors about the victim. Bullying has gotten worse than before. A new thing called cyber bullying allows bullies to not be limited to just verbal and physical harm. Any type of bullying is bad. It effects the victims mentally, physically, and emotionally. On the television we constantly hear the unfortunate stories of victims of bullying. In the end it is only obituaries we hear; in remembrance of their lives. Bullying is an undetected, silent killer that is slowly killing off innocent children and young adults.
According to familyfirstaid.org, “Almost 30 percent of teens in the United States (over 5.7 million) are estimated to be involved in school bullying as either a bully, a target of bullying, or both.” Nothing good comes out from bullying. It could very well ruin a child’s life. Children can be mentally scarred, killed, or even worse end their own life. According to bullyingstatistics.org, suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people resulting in 4,440 deaths a year, and for every suicide there is at least 100 attempts of suicide.
There are many different types of bullying. According to library.thinkquest.org, the types of bullying are: Physical bullying, Verbal bullying, indirect bullying, Social Alienation, Intimidation, and Cyber bullying. When someone kicks you, punches you, and when someone takes something that belongs to you those are all part of physical bullying. Now...
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