By: Timmon Hogan

He is bullying the kid and the teacher is trying to stop it

My Definition

Bullying mostly when someone beats someone up like in this  picture or it's when someone messes with a person over the internet because of their size, personality, life, or their style. Bullying can also be leaving someone out of a group. Bullying may be caused by the bully getting bullied or because the way the bully feels.


1. Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.

2. Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying.

3. 17% of American students report being bullied 2 to 3 times a month or more within a school semester. Take a stand in your community by hosting a Bye Bye Bullies event customizing your school’s anti-bullying policy.

4. 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4% of the time.

5. By age 14 less than 30% of boys and 40% of girls will talk to their peers about bullying.

Two gingerbread men are bullying  another gingerbread man

How Does it Happen and What Causes it ?

Bullying, whether verbal, physical, or both is one way people claim a sort of power in their lives by seeking out those who seem vulnerable and attacking some aspect of their personality that makes them stand out. That person might have old shoes, be too short, too smart, too dumb, too feminine. It is the an example of the pulling someone else down in order to pull oneself up.

Sometimes the feelings of powerlessness come from a problem at home. This might be a situation such as a lot of fighting at home, parents getting a divorce, or a close family member suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Or the problem may be problems in a marriage from disloyalty to general estrangement may lead them to exaggerate their own authority to the point of bullying.

In many cases, bullying begets bullying. A person may feel bullied by their parents, their boss, or an older sibling. Getting bullied by any of these people who are in an assumed position of authority may tempt some to claim a sort of authority for themselves through bullying, rather than reaching out for help in dealing with their own issues in a more productive way.

Cyber bullying, or bullying others online is often be caused by someone being bullied in their offline life. Some people who are perceived as weak, or perceive themselves that way they use the Internet to try and reinvent themselves into someone more powerful or intimidating, They may join open chats or forums and threaten other participants. Often cyber bullying can be an extension of real world bullying too, for example, hacking into a social media account in order to display negative rumors about another person.

When a person picks on someone for always being the first to raise their hand in class, or getting the best grade on tests and ruining the curve, or even picking up many of the promotions at work, they may become an easy target for bullies.

Some of the things that make people different are generally neutral characteristics, but some, like being smart, focused, or creative often represent attributes that the bully wishes they shared with their victim. By seeking to undermine someone else’s skills, bullies try to create a more level playing field.


Look for or ask them are they being bullied. However, be aware that not all children who are bullied exhibit warning signs.

Some signs that may point to a bullying problem are Unexplainable injuries like bruises and bumps on them. Lost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics, or jewelry that they own. Frequent headaches or stomach aches, feeling sick or faking illness. Changes in eating habits, like suddenly skipping meals or binge eating. Kids may come home from school hungry because they did not eat lunch. Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares. Declining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork, or not wanting to go to school. Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations. Feelings of helplessness or decreased self esteem. Self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home, harming themselves, or talking about suicide

People who help

Parents, Teachers, Counselors, Famous people, and schools all try to help stop bullying. Parents try to nicely stop it be telling other parents or telling schools. Teachers help because they try to give help on how to stop it or they stop it. Counselors help them calm down, not commit suicide, or they try to give parents info on what's happening. Famous people put up commercials, they make raps, or they also host events. Schools also host events on why we need to stop bullying, why they don't want bullying, and to make sure we don't bully.    

A whale is bullying his another whale

Why is it important to for people to know

People need to know about bullying because they die from it. Either the bully kills them or they commit suicide. Or it could happen to them or their kids. Most of the time when bullying happens no one says it happens. So people need to let everyone know.



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