Bullying happens in many schools, and this affect a lot of young people, but you see, it isn’t the action of bullying which is important here but your reactions towards it.
Bullying occurs everywhere, at school, the workplace, in our neighbourhood and even sometimes at home.
In fact, wherever man interacts with his follow man, there is a possibility of bullying. And whether you know it or not, whether you chose to accept it or not, the fact still remains that the person being bullied and the one bullying are all seriously affected.
The more reason why we must look into it with all urgency.
In this lesson, we are going to focus on bullying at school and what we can do about that.
We will look into it from five different perspectives.
- What goes into bullying?
- What the bullied can do to stop bullying
- What educators can do to stop bullying
- What parents can do to stop bullying
- How to help the one bullying
To start with our lesson, let’s begin by looking at what goes into bullying?
Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate or aggressively dominate others.
To be bullied means to be hurt either with words or by actions on purpose.
Usually this occurs more than once and the bullied feels bad and will have a hard time stopping what
This will make all the difference between life being bearable at school or one that is of misery.
Bullying can be done by an individual or by a group.
When it is done by a group then it is called mobbing. In which case the bully may have other people who may be assisting his/her in bullying others.
While most bullying happens during school hours, a significant percentage also takes place either before or after school sessions. For example, at the playground, in the bus, whiles travelling to or from school and sometimes even in various clubs.
With this awareness in place, it is important you understand that bullying is not time or location dependent. It can happen anywhere and at any time.