I have a dream that one day everyone will view each other equally, and there will be no more bullying! What is bullying? Bullying is a worldwide problem that occurs around us everyday and everywhere. People experience some sort of bullying at some point in their lives whether they are the victim or the bully. There are many causes and effects of bullying in the school environment. There are physical, mental, cyber, and verbal cases of bullying. Research shows that the most common bullying case around the world is Cyber Bullying (NCPC).
Bullies are often thought of as stupid, although, they are very clever. They have little empathy for their victims and derive satisfaction from inflicting injury and suffering on others. They defend their actions by saying that their victim provoked them in some way. Other characteristics of a bully include being defiant or oppositional towards adults with a tendency to break school rules. They are antisocial and have little anxiety. Having a positive attitude about violence and being steered by impulses are some other traits often found in a bully. Although bullies come across as having a high self-esteem, under their aggressive surface they are actually insecure and have a very low self-esteem. (SafetyWeb)
Research shows that the Cyber Bullying statistics are quite high. For example 42% of kids have been bullied while online. One in four have had it happened more than once. It has been proven that looking at the most recent victims of Cyber Bullying, both boys and girls are likely to report feeling angry, sad, and embarrassed. Slightly more girls than boys feel frustrated, while significantly more boys are scared as a result of cyberbullying. Previous researchers say that kids have come across a way of coping with getting bullied. They find that when they are being bullied they just take it as a compliment, because the bullier is just doing it because they feel bad about themselves. (SafetyWeb)
Some similarities and differences to online behavior are, cyberbullying varies dramatically from online bullying in many ways. For