There are bullies at work, online, in the public and mostly school. So who is a bully? A bully is a person that causes emotional, psychological, or physical harm by using two different types of attacks. The first type being direct attacks, this consists of threatening, teasing, taunting, name calling, stealing, damaging of belongings, and hitting. Studies say that this type of attack is more common between males.
This can include name calling, teasing, and installing fear in someone. There is also physical bullying. This involves punching, shoving, and causing someone to do what they don’t want to do. This can be the most harmful type of bullying. Racial bullying is a big one in schools too.
I think that bullying is wrong because it affects everyone in some way. Bullying is purposely hurting someone in someway. It has to be intentional and occur more than once. 2 out of 3 times bullying happens in school. Most of the time kids are bullied for their appearance, if they don’t look a certain way they get made fun of for it.
One might ask, what does this mean for those being bullied? It means that they cannot escape the abuse, not at school or at home, it follows them everywhere they go, until they are forced to make a choice, live with the abuse forever, commit suicide, or become a bully themselves. Many would say that society, through bullying, plays a large role in the mental and physical scars of many teens. More than seventy-five percent of students are harassed, bullied, or cyberbullied and experience physical, psychological, and/or emotional abuse. More than twenty percent of students admit to being a bully or participating in bully-like activities.
The content of these messages and comments threaten, harass, impersonate and/or mock the victim (Cyber). This type of behind-the-computer bullying is called cyber bullying. Cyber bullying effects up to 50% of Hawaii's youth (Mendoza). Cyber bullying correlates directly to a drop in youth school attendance and grades, and increased suicide rates (Bullying FAQ). Victims of cyber bullying are 2.5 times more likely to binge drink; 2 times more likely to report depression; and 3.2 times more likely to attempt suicide.
Bullying is a problem, especially amongst school children, and there must be more awareness and more done to hinder the disease. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a bully is “a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.” The definition allows for some leniency. Bullies are not always stronger physically; they are not always picking on weak people. But they do almost always feel they have power over the victim. The act is becoming much more commonplace today, especially in schools, where bullying seems to thrive.
Bullying is undesirable, antagonistic manner among school going children that involves a real alleged power discrepancy. The power imbalance comes about because the bullies uses their physical strength, their power, embarrassing information, obnoxious language, or their reputation to control or maltreat other kids. The bullies are prone to recap the behavior over time. The act for bullying is agonizing because those bullied are long affected by the act and may live in fear in their life. Issues have arisen whether the bully should receive a special form of punishment at a particular age because just like the other offenses bullying should be punishable.
Girls have a tendency to indirectly bully, and boys have a tendency to physically bully other students. Bullying is a misbehavior that has to be resolved by looking at what is causing the behavior. It is not something that can be tolerated in schools, and classrooms. Bullying or aggressive behavior can be defined in many ways. The child pushes people around, may threaten other students, and can have a bad temper.