Ever wondered why people bully or have ever been bullied themselves. Well bullying is a common experience for many children and adolescents. Surveys indicate that as many as half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years, and at least 10% are bullied on a regular basis. Boys tend to use physical intimidate or threats, regardless of the gender of their victims. Bullying by girls is more often verbal, usually with another girl as the target. Bullying has even been reported in online chat rooms, through e-mail and on social networking sites.
What is a bully?
Bullying is when someone has power over another person by either doing or saying things verbally, emotionally and even physically.
For example calling names, threatening, hitting/socking them, basically making the other person fear you.
How can a bully look like? A bully can look like anyone.
Why do some people bully?
Some of the reasons people bully are because they either crave attention, to make them look tougher, jealousy, or because they themselves are or were once bullied.
Why are people bullied?
Young people are particular being bullied but sometimes
its because they are different such as: the color of their skin, the way they talk, their size and maybe even their name.
Why is bullying harmful?
Bullying makes a person feel lonely, unhappy and frighten. It makes people feel unsafe and makes them think that there is something wrong with them. They lose self-confidence and possibly make them sick.
What can you do if you are being bullied?
Well just remember that you are not the problem you might be different, embrace it! Stay in a group of close friends, tell the bully to stop bugging you and walk away, tell an adult about the situation.
What can you do if you see someone else being bullied?
If someone else is being bullied you should try and stop it. Tell an adult. Just remember treat others the way you want to be treated. Tell the other person to tell an adult.