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Bullying is the use of force to deliberately harm or humiliate others. It includes emotional, verbal or physical harassment repeated towards particular individuals.
Bullying can be found in schools, the family, the workplace, prisons and neighborhoods.
Bullying can hurt a person, physically or mentally (depression). In extreme cases, bullying may lead to death by the bully or suicide by the victim.
Direct bullying involves a great deal of physical aggression such as shoving and poking, throwing things, slapping, choking, punching and kicking, beating, stabbing, pulling hair, scratching, biting, and pinching.
Indirect bullying which is nonviolent behavior in some instances includes name calling, the silent treatment, arguing others into submission, manipulation, gossip, lies, rumors, staring, giggling, laughing at the victim, saying certain words that trigger a reaction from a past event, and mocking.
How do you handle bullying;
Distance yourself from the bullying
Say “stop” directly and confidently to the person bullying you
Report bullying when it happens
Parents, teachers have a role to play in preventing bullying among children;