Bullying is anything that a person does on purpose to upset or hurt another person. Did you know that 900 thousand children get bullied everyday in Canada? Out of 5. 2 million students! That means that 1 out of 5 students get bullied everyday! Many people are unaware of the bullying that happens around them. There are many types of bullying: Physical Bullying: is being hit, kicked, or tripped Verbal Bullying is being called names, teased, put downs, and Insults Psychological bullying Is being threatened, stalked or manipulated Social bullying Is being Ignored, having rumors spread about you, or telling Lies about you.
Cyber bullying Is, Insulting someone in chat rooms, sending cruel or threatening emails, text messages, or spreading rumors using mobile phones. There are a lot of reasons why some people bully. They may see It as a way of being popular, or making themselves look tough and in charge. Some people bully to get attention, or to make other people afraid of them. Some bullies don’t understand how damaging their behavior is and how it makes the person being bullied feel. Sometimes it’s hard to work out why bullies pick on some people but one thing is for sure, it’s not the fault of the person who is being picked on.
Bullies generally go for people who are different in any way it could be physical, mentally, religion culture or sexuality. Anyone who seems like an easy target. People who are smaller or younger than the bully. People who are sensitive, who may cry or get upset. Someone who does not have many friends or maybe new. People say “Bullying is Just a stage, a normal part of life. ” However, bullying is not a “normal” or socially acceptable behavior. We give bullies power by our acceptance of this behavior. Bullying is a serious problem in our society today. Victims are not the problem, the bullies are.