Bullying Is The Unwanted, Aggressive Behavior Among School Adults

1414 Words May 7th, 2015 6 Pages
A Scream for Change “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” (Angelou). This great quote shows how much of an effect a person can have on another. The person who is being victimized will remember how that person made them feel every time they are reminded of them. This is why it is important to stop bullying in schools. Bullying is the unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. In other words, bullying is when one child has power over another child. Instead of enforcing harsher punishments on children who bully, school officials need to learn to identify the causes of the bullying.
There are three main types of bullying in schools; verbal, social, and physical. Verbal bullying is when children say or write mean things about or to one another. This form includes teasing, name-calling, inappropriate sexual comments, taunting, and threatening. Social bullying hurts the child’s reputation or their relationships. Leaving someone out intentionally, spreading rumors, embarrassment, and the bully telling others not be friends with the victim of the bullying all classify as social bullying. Lastly, physical bullying is hurting someone’s body or possessions. Physical bullying includes hitting, kicking, punching, spitting, tripping, pushing, breaking things, and mean or rude hand gestures. Verbal, social, and physical…

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