Characteristics Of Bully

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I can do everything through him who gives me strength [Philippians 4:13]. Jesus gives his children everything they need to survive this Earthly world, however, some children fall short of the grace of God. Since children are the inheritance of this land it is parent duty to prepare them for what is to come. Once vital lesson that all must learn is the ability to co-exist with one another harmoniously. School bullying has no place of acceptance in creating Christianly brotherhood among others. Current studies show that bullying has grown exponentially worldwide and will only abate once proper prevention and zero-tolerance policy are in place to correct this socially maladaptive behavior. This paper will identify some common characteristics of …show more content…
Many of these common characteristics is a gateway toward delinquency crime, alcohol abuse, substance abuse and later affiliation with gangs and criminality in adulthood (Haynie & Ma). According to Camodeca (yr) study bullies and their victims share a common response called reactive aggression. From their research, reactive aggression “is a defensive response to provocation, a way to defend oneself and to retaliate against abuse” (Camodeca, p.187). However, proactive aggression was only found within bully’s behavior for social information processing (SIP; Camodeca). Proactive aggression is response seen common in a bully to where they need nothing to provoke them. This misplace of aggression only provides short-term gratification; however, the primitive method continues to allow the aggressor to develop “maladaptive social patterns without learning socially acceptance ways to negotiate with others” (Haynie, p. …show more content…
30). Estévez (yr) research characterize victimized students as “socially incompetence, seen as unpopular among peers, display little self-confidence, lower levels of self-esteem and express greater feelings of loneliness” (p. 474). The physical or verbal bullying creates an unsafe environment for students in which he is “more likely to skip school, have detentions or suspensions, or begin to take a weapon to school” (Mishan, p.63). Similar to bullies, being bullied has been found to be “associated with economic deprivation, poor mental health, low levels of social support and low quality of parent-child relationship” (Wilson,

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