Are You Being Bullied?. How to Deal with Taunting, Teasing, by Kathleen Winkler

By Kathleen Winkler

Teasing, name-calling, exhibiting and hitting, with the exception of humans and spreading rumors approximately them are all examples of bullying and occurs to hundreds of thousands of teenagers on a daily basis. Advances in social media, e mail, fast messaging, and mobile phones, have moved bullying from a schoolyard worry to a continuing probability. learn the way individuals are operating jointly to place an finish to bullying and cyberbullying and make the area more secure.

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1 Sometimes, unfortunately, the line between “just teasing” and bullying can seem very hazy. Both victims and bullies can be unaware of the difference. Bullying behaviors can be direct: teasing, taunting, threatening, hitting, or stealing the victim’s belongings. They can also be indirect: spreading rumors, or causing a student to be socially isolated by excluding him or her. In general, boys engage in direct bullying more often, while girls are more likely to use indirect bullying. 3 How Often Does It Happen?

He said his classmates—boys and girls alike—were always calling him a fag. ” The teacher said this student’s experience reminded him of his own past. He wrote: I had been through the same torment this kid was enduring. 30 When teens actually are gay, the bullying becomes worse. Public attention to this issue in the media has grown in recent years, with the bullying of a gay high school student becoming a major plot thread in the hit television series Glee. The 2011 National School Climate Survey by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which tracks social attitudes over time, found that over 80 percent of teens who are gay reported being verbally harassed for their sexual orientation.

Researchers have also looked at that question. About 7 to 10 percent of school-age children can be classified as being victims over and over, according to one study done by Dr. Judith Bernstein. “Most are extremely passive and almost never behave aggressively. They tend to be insecure, do not defend themselves, and are rejected by their peers,” she writes. She also found that victims display a different pattern of behavior from non-victims. com ©Patricia Marks Loners, and those who have difficulty socializing, are more likely to be victims of bullies.

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