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Bullying is detrimental to students’ well-being and development.
Bullying is the use of force or coercion to abuse or intimidate others. The behavior can be habitual and involve an imbalance of social or physical power. It can include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion and may be directed repeatedly towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability. If bullying is done by a group, it is called mobbing. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a “target”.
Bullying can be defined in many different ways. The UK currently has no legal definition of bullying, while some U.S. states have laws against it. Bullying consists of three basic types of abuse – emotional, verbal, and physical. It typically involves subtle methods of coercion such as intimidation.
Bullying ranges from simple one-on-one bullying to more complex bullying in which the bully may have one or more “lieutenants” who may seem to be willing to assist the primary bully in his or her bullying activities. Bullying in school and the workplace is also referred to as peer abuse. Robert W. Fuller has analyzed bullying in the context of rankism.
A bullying culture can develop in any context in which human beings interact with each other. This includes school, church, family, the workplace, home, and neighborhoods.
I read the news on line. I don’t follow one site, but tend to read many. So yesterday I saw on “Daily Mail” the story of a 9 year old who had taken his own life due to him been bullied.
It was because he was too white. The reason is totally IRRELEVANT, another young life has not developed but ended.
It’s not targeted at just young children, who may be different in someone else’s eyes, it’s now an acceptable behavior.
I was the target of a women who bullies all around her so she can get her way and control people. She is like a Rottweiler, bite the victim, don’t let go and shake them until they give up. She did this with me a couple of times, until I told her she has crossed the boundaries and nobody talks in that manner. It still upset me, I also do not like confrontation and maybe as I am a gay man, I still feel rejected by society. I deserve more, so do all the other people who are subjected to bullies.
So for all the people who are different, irrespective of age, race, religion, orientation, gender, you may be different, that’s who you are.
To all of us who have a voice, use it to protect those who have been silenced, or are too scared to talk.
I do not advocate violence, too many lives have been taken.