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Bully Proof You Child
Bullying can be defined as intentional, repeated, systematic hurtful acts, words or other behaviour by an individual or individuals against another individual or individuals. Bullying is also when someone keeps doing or saying things to have power over another person. The behavior can be verbal, emotional, and physical.
For thousands of children, the school is a
battleground where they are subjected to physical or verbal abuse by
fellow students. Bullying
is an age-old and worldwide problem and only one form of school
violence. Because of the misperception that bullying is just a part of
the process of growing up, many children keep quiet about abuse and many
educators fail to take action. This is in spite of the fact that it can
have negative lifelong social, emotional, psychological and educational
consequences, both for perpetrators and for their victims.
often refuse to go to school or steer clear of certain areas of the
school terrain. They struggle with poor self-esteem and can become
depressed and withdrawn. In serious cases of bullying, victims have
committed suicide. A new word has been coined for suicide as a result of
bullying - it's known as "bullicide". Some studies have shown that
bullying also has harmful long-term effects on the bully. Bullies often
become involved in criminal activities later in life and struggle to
form positive relationships with other.
Did you know that bullying in schools is one of the greatest causes of depression, anxiety, sleeplessness and psychological problems among school-going children?
There are various different forms of bullying. Common examples include:
The Commercial Bully
The Mean Teacher
Why do some people bully others?
Why do children get bullied?
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