So, is bullying at school alive and well? I say yes, and I believe bullying behavior has been around ever since man has been standing upright. There is always one that has to challenge authority or…authority over another person.
And there are at least two ways of looking at this epidemic and why there is Bullying still today. This post is part one of two, the second part will be on the effects of Bullying, and why people bully one another … with an unusual perspective.
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Some would think murder, thieving, or other crimes to humanity was high up on the CREATOR’S BLACKLIST. (Some things a person should never do in this lifetime.) But I believe it’s something entirely different.
So, is Bullying at School Alive And Well?
I read this bit of wisdom once, and it goes like this: ——
- The worst crime you can commit to your fellow man is to “Force Your Will Onto Someone Else ” That’s high up there in the worst crimes you can commit to humanity.
Such a silly saying, but I think it has a lot of meaning.
Wikipedia explains Bullying this way;
- Bullying is the use of force, coercion, or threat, to abuse, aggressively dominate or intimidate. The behavior is often repeated and habitual.
So there you have it, a Psychological way of looking at Bullying, and the proper terms used by Wikipedia. Are these studies right in their thinking? Can a person even be rehabilitated from that unacceptable behavior?
The Answer To That Question Would Be In My Second Part Of The Bullying.
But the question is, WHY DO PEOPLE BULLY?
Here is another perspective on Bullying.
The longer a child is bullied, the more likely they will develop physical, emotional, and psychological scars that can last a lifetime. Bullying can be devastating, leaving children withdrawn, shy, and insecure. Kids frequently suffer stomach aches, headaches, panic attacks, and nightmares. They can become unable to sleep – or may sleep too much. They often do poorly in school due to loss of focus and confidence or erratic attendance as they try to escape bullies. When unrelenting, Bullying can lead children to take their own lives. Bullying also hurts bystanders, who may become fearful that they will also be victimized.
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Is Bullying at school alive and well? And, is it still around?
So, the older I get, the more I see the symptoms of that bullying behavior, and it’s still around in our daily life. It has not gone away and is not about to anytime soon.
But, you can all be the judge if you were the bully. You know if that feeling of dominance is still there, and as far as a person or individual being rehabilitated, well, only you, the bullier can be the judge of that also.
I think maybe as the bullier gets older, the person’s nature is toned down, but it can still show its ugly face.
At one point in my life, I would probably say something stupid like ” that young kid will hopefully grow out of it.” Give it time. And as you get older, you hopefully will say something positive like, “they will mature into a normal person” whatever their normal is? … Some day.
These young people are just testing their boundaries. It’s a scientific fact that young people try and see how far they can go. That’s the normal behavior of growing up. Most will go through that growing-up period, and when they’re finally out of puberty, they hopefully will grow out of that dominating mentality… Right.
Without having a degree or initials behind my name, this is a pure observation of today’s and yesterday’s culture of Bullying.
So, having been bullied myself, I still remember those days and trust me, that’s a lot of years ago. All the facts and figures are correct that you read in the upper paragraph.
I still remember those days and-
- I still remember the grade school teacher’s name that strapped me across the hand for being part of a commotion, when, it wasn’t me as the bullier, but I was being bullied.
With all these”stop” bullying advertisements, a national bullying week, government web sites like “Bullying in Canada” I have to wonder, is the school system or government on the right track? How do you curb this problem, and, how do you go about preventing this type of behavior from happening again and again.
Can it even be curbed?
Stomp out Bullying is today’s motto, “Bullying is not an expectable behavior.”
No matter how you read this article, it is not acceptable behavior.
But does it start at home with parents neglecting their kids when, they as responsible parents should spend more time teaching and nurturing them through their rough times, good or bad? They should be taught the ups and downs of life and how to cope with whatever is thrown at them.
Life does not treat everybody equally.
But instead, when their siblings get in trouble at school, the parents are the first to say to the school administrators, it’s the school’s fault. You should be looking after “My kids better.”
Is it kids in poverty that get picked on, and those young people are easy targets for the bullies? Should or could it be stopped at the school when a teacher or administrator turns the other way? “I SEE NOTHING” attitude. When “stomp out” bullying flyers are everywhere in their schools, why don’t they walk the talk?
“Nobody wants to get involved.” That seems to be a human response.
Or, maybe it’s everybody’s fault by turning the other way.
When this behavior starts and is being noticed, some people say, “Let’s take a YouTube Video” … instead of helping the person being bullied.
How can a YouTube video be more important?
How can a video be more important than helping a fellow human being out in a crisis? And,
“What does that really say about you?”
Remember, Bullying can and could happen to you.
You are the judge. Is the bullying culture still alive and well or can it, as the ad states, “Stomp out Bullying” work?