Positive Effects Of Bullying In Schools

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Bullying is the use of superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants according to its original definition. Bullying has been around for a very long time and has taken on so many more meanings to the word “intimidation” or “force.” Bullying has become an issue in most schools around the world and the definition has since been converted to the definition of unwanted, aggressive, behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance according to ("Bullying," n.d.). In order for “Bullying” to be seen as bullying it must be aggressive and include an imbalance of power such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity to control or harm others.
Schools are one of the primary places that is known for bullying to occur and at one point was minimized and looked at as “kids just being kids” until research showed that schools were becoming a place where kids were being made to feel unimportant, powerless, and unsafe. In 1999 the United States passed an
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