Bullying: the Effects Essay

1859 Words May 3rd, 2008 8 Pages
The different types of bullying and the effects


For my investigation I will be looking into bullying. Bullying is very common in today’s society. It can take place within schools, colleges, and even the workplace. People get bullied for various reasons. These can be because of their race, skin colour, clothing or even no reason at all.

I want to look into this subject in more detail and see the facts and figures and also find out peoples opinions regarding this topic.

Bullying is becoming more and more of an issue not just within schools but also amongst adults. I want to try and find out why people bully and if this is due to how they were brought up and where they live. People from rougher constituencies tend to
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Things started to improve and I knew that I could go back to the sixth former if the problems continued and she would help me talk to the head of year.'

From the story you can see how the bullying developed and she was afraid to ask for help. Later when she asked for help she felt much better. Using my results from my questionnaire I have found that a lot of people are afraid to come forward even though this is the best thing.

Why bullies bully?

Bullies bully for various reasons. I have looked through a range of websites and books and found that bullies may have their own problems and may not fit in so they revert to bullying. Some bullies may have been a victim of bullying in the past and this causes them to bully. Other bullies are scared of getting picked on and being a victim themselves so they make themselves seem tough and show off.

Does gender play a big role in bullying?

Males bully more often than females and usually bully other boys. Despite of the gender of the victim, boys have a tendency to use threats or physical force. Similarly, girls typically bully other girls, but do so verbally and indirectly more often than physical. Teenage girls are often the targets of rumors and sexual comments. Teenage girls who bully often spread gossip or encourage others to reject or exclude another girl. Bullying is often a warning sign that children and teenagers are heading for trouble and are at risk for serious violence.


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