Types Of Bullying And The Potential Effects On Children And Young People

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Task 16. Explain different types of bullying and the potential effects on children and young people.

Bullying is use of superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), and force them to do something against their wish/will. Stating difference of opinion, debating over contentious topic and some confrontations among children is not bullying. The power imbalance which result in more than one children ganging up against one child or targeting a group based on colour, race, culture, etc. is bullying. Children or young people may experience different type of bullying

1.Physical bullying: This involves physical attack or use of physical force to threaten the child or young person. It includes pushing, spitting, shoving, punching, kicking, hitting, pinching, poking and tripping children or young people. It may also take the form of severe physical assault. Making mean/rude hand gestures is also bullying. Physical bullying establishes superiority or gain control over the victim.
The child or young person who bullies others may use bullying to express severe aggression, anger, pain, dissatisfactions or unfair treatment he/she gets at home or in school, feeling of being unwanted or not loved, effect of unsupported transitions or revenge of being bullied by someone in past.
• Extortion: Demanding money or belongings by threatening or snatching snacks, lunch box is extortion. Some bullies may force victim to steal or borrow things from other children and drag the victim into…

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