How To Stop Bullying

Bullying is the routine of picking up on a person who is physically weaker or has a low social standing. It is different in the way boys and girls carry it out. Boys tend to be physical in their threats whereas girls are mostly verbal. When a person gets bullied, he or she is likely to experience any of three results. The victim experiences negative feelings to the point of considering suicide. In most cases, the victim blames himself or herself for being bullied. Secondly, the victim also suffers mentally and could experience problems such as depression and low self esteem. These two challenges culminate in poor performance at school and the victim might even end up quitting school.

Forms of Bullying

Bullying can be categorised into three main forms. The first form of bullying, mostly common with boys, is the physical one. In this case, a bully can hit or kick his target with the intention of hurting him. In other cases, it is just pushing the victim as a way of imposing power. Even when a bully threatens to do any of these actions it is still bullying. This form of bullying could also include hiding a victim’s items. The other form of bullying, which is mostly feminine, is usually verbal. A bully utilising this form will call her victims names, tease her or insult her. Thirdly there is relationship bullying. With this form bullies ignore their victims, prevent victims from joining their groups or spread false information about a victim.

Ways of stopping bullying

As a victim of bullying, you can take measures to protect yourself from being bullied. First of all, you need to understand your strengths and concentrate on them rather than weaknesses that a bully highlights. With this knowledge, you will be able to implement the other anti-bullying tactic of walking away from the bully. This way, you will deny the bully an opportunity to have control over your emotions as would be the case if you get angry. You could even make this more interesting by adding humour to the situation or just smiling at it. In the even whereby you cannot walk away, keep yourself safe as you get bullied. In addition, you should know that it is never right to get bullied. Therefore, report it whenever it happens. These steps and many others need to be done repeatedly. This way, the bully will leave you alone at some point.

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