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The Truth about Bullying

What is bullying? Who is a bully? How can it effect you? What can you do to prevent it?
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Nusrat Tabassum

on 9 January 2013

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Don't be one of them, don't encourage them and don't fear them. The Truth about Bullying A bully is a person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker. A bully can affect you physically and mentally. There are many types of bullying. Such as.....
dbnirect bullying which is also known as face-to-face bullying that includes physical actions such as punching , kicking or direct verbal actions such as name-calling and insulting.
indirect bullying is more of when stories or rumors about a person are spread around and excluding others from the group. Indirect bullying does not physically hurt the person, but it can be very emotional for the victim. Some examples of in direct bullying are: destroying reputations, embarrassment, gossiping etc...Another
type of bullying is cyber bullying. Cyber bullying can be done by using technology to harass, threaten, embarrass or target another person. Cyber bullying mostly happens on social sites like Face book. What is bullying? Where can Bullying happen? http://bullyingcanada.ca/content/239900 Most bullying takes place at school. Approximately 40 to 75 percent of bullying takes place during breaks in the schoolyard, in the hallways, at recess, or in more isolated places, like washrooms. It can also take place during classes unless the teacher is attentive and cracks down on any tendencies towards bullying. Did you know that bullying can also take place on the internet? This type of bullying is called cyber bullying. It is the use of information technology, including e-mail, instant messaging, blogs, chat rooms, pagers, cell phones, and gaming systems, to deliberately harass, threaten or intimidate others Bullying that happens at workplaces include people at the workplace that
are as varied as the behavior of those who choose to employ them.
Examples of bullying behaviors are:isolating workers from normal work interaction and preventing access to learning and development opportunities. There are many places where bullying can occur, but most bullying takes place at school which is why kids and teens are the most common victims of bullying. The Story of Amanda Todd (cyber bullying) http://www.kidpower.org Source: A fifteen year old girl from British Columbia named Amanda Todd committed suicide on October 10, 2012. She was being cyber-bullied through the social networking website Face book. Amanda was being blackmailed, bullied, and physically assaulted. It was said that she e-mailed an inappropriate photo of herself to an anonymous man who later on revealed it to the internet . After the police informed her that this photo of her was being circulated around the internet, Todd experienced major depression and panic disorder. Amanda and her family moved many times hoping to begin a newer happier life but where ever she went the pain followed her. After changing schools Todd began chatting with an " old guy friend" who apparently liked her, but had a girlfriend. Amanda and the guy friend had an affair while his girlfriend was on vacation. When his girlfriend got back, she and a group of others attacked Todd at school; shouting insults and punching her to the ground. After this incident Amanda attempted suicide by drinking bleach, but was rushed to hospital to have her stomach pumped. Although Todd took counselling trying to get back to normal, she was still experiencing major depression which caused her to start taking drugs. So she went ahead and ended her life. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_of_Amanda_Todd Source: Mental illness
depression
panic disorder
alchholism
usage of drugs
cutting
suicide Bullying Can Cause... Words Hurt Why do words hurt so much? Verbal bullying hurts just as much as physical bullying Verbal bullying can be direct. When someone says something hurtful to you staight up to your face Verbal bullying can also be indirect. Like when someone gossips about you our cyber bullies you etc... Well, when somebody says something negative about us, we take it personally because of the way it sounds. We analyze everything. Whether we like to or not. If this is happening to you Tell an adult you feel comforable with. Tell your parents. If your being bullied on a social website delete your account. Block the person that your being bullied by. If it threats to to harm you, call the police. Suicide is not an option Happiness or death? Make the right desision. Make the right decision Happiness or death? There are many types of bullying that affect you in a bad way. You're a butt-head I'm a butt-head? Physical Bullying http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/ Source Physical Bullying Physical bullying occurs when a person uses obvious physical acts to gain power over peers.Physical bullying can be fighting, practical jokes, stealing, or sexual harassment. Physical bullying must be reported to a teacher or a parent guardian immediately because it can start happening more often and repeatedly and if its assault you it can affect your health and body. http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/ Source Tell someone Before it gets worse... I Am – By Laura

I am the person you bullied at school,
I am the person who didn’t know how to be cool,
I am the person you alienated,
I am the person you ridiculed and hated.

I am the person who sat on her own,
I am the person who walked home alone,
I am the person you scared every day,
I am the person who had nothing to say.

I am the person with hurt in her eyes,
I am the person you never saw cry,
I am the person living alone with her fears,
I am the person destroyed by her peers.

I am the person who drowned in your scorn,
I am the person who wished she hadn’t been born,
I am the person you destroyed for ‘fun’,
I am the person, but not the only one.

I am the person whose name you don’t know,
I am the person who just can’t let go,
I am the person who has feelings too,
And I was a person, just like you. http://familylives.org.uk/news-and-discussion/blog/i-am-poem-laura-bullying-uk THE END. . . I hope that now you will think twice before you bully someone and I hope you will now know what to do when you are being bullied
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