Even after several years after the bullying "period" have taken place. The damage is done.. You stop trusting people, your more comfortable alone, even depression and other physcological problems may accure.. Bullying do DESTROY Lives..
Bullying is characterized by repeated, unprovoked harassment of another individual in which that individual has difficulty defending him/herself.
Examples of Bullying include:
Punching, shoving and other acts that cause physical harm
Spreading rumors (including cyber-bullying)
Excluding people from a "group"
Teasing in a mean way
Getting certain people to "gang up" on others
As a result, those involved in bullying may experience:
Poor academic performance and school failure
Poor mental and psychological health (e.g. depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, & behavioral problems)
Poor peer relationships
It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. Source: National Education Association.
A survey conducted by the American Association of University Women reported that 85% of girls and 76% of boys have been sexually harassed in some form and only 18% of those incidents were perpetrated by an adults.
Young bullies carry a one-in-four chance of having a criminal record by age 30. Study by Leonard Eron and Rowell Huesman.
American schools harbor approximately 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims. Dan Olweus, National School Safety Center.
One in seven students is either a bully or victim.
56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.
15% of all school absenteeism is directly related to fears of being bullied at school.
71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.
One out of 20 students has seen a student with a gun at school.
Mean behavior among kids is a universal problem. In a poll of 232 kids in kindergarten through 8th grade at a Connecticut elementary school, every child claimed to have been the victim of at least one schoolmate’s or sibling’s meanness in the previous month.
Picture is one of my own
A picture based on bullying and psychological abuse seen from my side, and portrayed with my emotions
If anyone could join any group at any time, groups would be devoid of meaning.
Once I sat with my second bully (now he isn't bullying me much, but those days.. hell), he just harassed me and bullied me, almost every math lesson we got.
Since now, sometimes when kids not from my class, when first heared my surname, just giggling, and god this is so annoying, it is just... lowers my mood.
Here's what I got from bullying:
- Low self-esteem
- Difficulty in trusting others
- Lack of assertiveness
- Difficulty controlling anger
You try to forget, but you can't.
Bullying is just not a couple of insults, but to harass people and say fallacies about them, hurt them physically, and pshicologically, threaten them, etc, etc...
I know. I lived it.
I got bullied because of my appearance. But my relatives protected me. Then years I got bullied again, but the teachers protected me and the bully is no longer a bully after she got in trouble. But I can not forgive that person for bullying me for the whole entire school year. Years again... I got bullied, because I was sitting on a table and this person didn't like me. But my friends helped me by protecting me.
Bullying and cyber Bullying is for wussies.
Genocide, Malaysia Plane shot down, the KKK, Nazism, bullying, cyber bullying, wars, terrorism, disasters such as tsunamis, earthquake and tornados, bank robberies, drug cartels are a lot worst than somebody being different, liking a certain music, show, book, movie, game, hobby...
It doesn't matter if a person is skinny, fat, small, tall, straight, bisexual, gay, transgender, any skin color, wears glasses, likes a certain music, show, book, movie game, hobby. As long as they're nice and not causing harm.
It's not always physical.
I've been bullied my whole life, and half the time it's backstabbers who PRETEND to be my friend, and then spread rumours about me, or they try an get me to say something against someone so they can spread it around! I find it really hard to trust people now, which makes it look like I'm really quiet, but I just don't want to say something wrong, and then things to spread around school about me! Bullying is a s*** thing...
Let's not even get STARTED on when they try and beat you up...
I put up with it for years from other people and just didn't know how to react so I just did whatever came to mind first,
is it wrong to retaliate?