Bullying can happen to anyone, most teenagers will experience bullying at some point and time in their life. Often teenagers feel powerless against bullying. Bullying occurs when words or actions are repeatedly used to harm person’s wellbeing. While there are times we can accidentally say or do things that are hurtful, it’s important to understand that bullying is deliberate behaviour. It’s done on purpose to make a person feel intimidated, threatened or powerless and is often ongoing.
Unfortunately, teen bullying can be common, particularly at school. But it can happen almost anywhere such as the workplace, at home and online.
There are many different things that can influence a person to bully others. Some common reasons include:
- to feel powerful and in control
- to cope with unhappiness or anger
- peer pressure
- having little empathy for others
- to deal with self-esteem and confidence issues.
Bullying can be more than just nasty looks and teasing. It can come in lots of different forms, including:
- name calling
- spreading rumors or lies about someone
- physical intimidation or harassment
- targeting a person’s sexuality, religion, race, gender or disability
- singling a person out to make them feel alone or different.
If someone is being bullied they can feel:
- alone and helpless
- unsafe and afraid
- guilty, often blaming themselves for the bullying
- stressed and anxious
- depressed, sad or down.
It is very important to know what bullying is; know when you are being bullied and when you are the one doing the bullying. Always treat people the way you want people to treat you and when someone is bullying you PLEASE take the time to let your parents or an adult know.
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