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What is bullying?Why do some people bully their school mates? Who is more likely to be bullied?
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How do bullies look?
Bullies come in very different types: Tall, big, trouble-making, best-graders, popular, all-knowing and have-it-alls. Even though they are different, their mental state is similar. They feel insecure, so they bully others to make themselves feel better.



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Effects of Bullying


Somehow, people think bullying is a part of life, a part of growing up and an opportunity to stand up for yourself. Some kids naturally will not accept being bullied, and will stand against it. Others are not that brave and will crumble at it. They end up feeling lonely, unhappy and frightened. It can make them lose confidence and interest in school. These effects are also signs that kids may exhibit when being abused by bullies.
effects of bullying

Bullying has effects on people – both the victim and person doing it (the bully). Let us see how:

The Victim
bullies pointKids who are bullied can lose interest in school. They may suffer physical injuries and mental health issues.
bullies pointThey may suffer depression and anxiety. They look sad and lonely. They suffer eating and sleep disorders and lose interest in activities they used to enjoy.
bullies pointKids begin to perform poorly in academic work. Some end up dropping out of school.
bullies pointThere has been media reports on extreme cases where victims end up committing suicide (killing themselves) or shooting in retaliation. Some people call this tragedy ‘Bullicide’. In the 1990’s about 70% of school shooting were bully-retaliation related.

The Bully
Kids who bully tend to have violent behavior as well. If they are allowed to continue bullying, they may engage in risky and more violent behavior. They will take this to adulthood.

Bullies tend to:
bullies pointStart alcohol and drugs abuse in adolescence and as adults.
bullies pointEngage in fights and vandalism. Some end up as school drop-outs.
bullies pointEngage in early sexual activity and become vulnerable to child sexual abuse and sexually transmitted infections.
bullies pointBullies may become abusers toward their spouses and children.

TIP...
Don’t try to fight bullies or bully them back. It can easily escalate into violence and someone might get badly hurt. The way is to keep cool and tell an adult.
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