Are You Being A Bully?
This project endeavours to identify the victim/ bullying dynamic, from the bully’s perspective, and offers a checklist for bullying propensity in order prevent bullying ASAP by considering contributing factors..
Fact: Children do not grow out of bullying
Without intervention, a significant number of youth who bully in childhood will continue to bully as they move through adolescence and into adulthood. As children mature, the nature of bullying changes. From early adolescence, new forms of aggression emerge. With developing thinking and social skills, children become aware of others’ vulnerabilities and of their own power relative to others.
Bullying then diversifies into more sophisticated forms of verbal, social, homophobic, and sexually and racially based aggression. Over time, these new forms of aggression are carried forward into different relationships and environments. The destructive lessons learned in childhood about the negative use of power may translate into sexual harassment in the workplace, dating violence, marital abuse, child abuse, and elder abuse.
Bullying: Use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.
- Cyber bullying: Cyber bullying is conducted via technology – emails, forums or text messages – and is particularly insidious, as it allows the bully to retain their anonymity. Your cyber bully might be a colleague, a fellow student, or a stranger who has chosen you at random.
- Verbal bullying: is a means of using words in a negative way such as insults, teasing, put downs, etc., to gain power over someone else's life.
- Physical bullying: Any type of bullying that hurts someone's body or damages their possessions. Stealing, shoving, hitting, fighting, and destroying property.