Bullying in Schools: Every second and minute of the day a kid is bullied. Bullying is something that is not only happening here in the U.S. but all over the world. We need to put a stop to! As parents, school educators, and a community we need to stand up to bullies and give kids who are being bullied an outlet to reach out for help. According to No Bully.com bullying is defined as a form of repeated aggression that is directed by one or more people towards another person. One of the biggest problems facing our school kids today is bullying. A typical schoolchild has a nearly 25 percent chance of being involved in bullying on school grounds, teasing or taunting on the bus, sexual harassment, “flaming” on the internet, and beatings or gang activity (Sheras, 2002). Why do kids bully? Most bullies do it to feel better about their selves; they believe there peers think it’s funny when they put down other kids. They have low self esteem and are driven by jealousy and anger. Bullies are people who have not learned the lessons of consequences, that if they behave well there are good consequences such as rewards, but if they behave badly there are bad consequences such as restriction, sanction, punishment. Since childhood, bullies have learned that they can avoid the unpleasant consequences of bad behavior through the instinctive response of denial, blame, and feigning victimhood. Most bullies don’t feel remorse for what they have done; it tends to feed to t heir egos. The purpose of most bullying is to hide their inadequacies.
There are several types of bullying such as physical bullying, verbal bullying, relational bullying, and cyber bullying. Physical bullying is when someone using physical force to hurt someone either by pushing, hitting, shoving, kicking, or holding them down. Examples of physical bullying are taking a kids lunch money, breaking their personal belongings, or physical assaulting someone. Verbal bullying is when students use
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