There are many reasons “believed” for why children bully, but none truly substantiated because the information received usually come from victims. Some theories include influence of culture where winning, power, and violence are significant. As some children seek to gain attention by any means necessary, bullying behaviors are used for this purpose. Jealousy of peers may also be a reason why a child would bully others (http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/why-do-people-bully.html)
Verbal bullying is very common. Verbal bullying includes mocking or making fun of others, name calling, disrespectful or condescending comments, taunting or threatening to cause harm. Physical bullying includes hitting and pinching, spitting, taking or breaking someone’s, and belongings. Social bullying includes leaving someone out on purpose, to demoralize their social status and telling other children not to speak to or be friends with them, spreading rumors about them and embarrassing them in public. The latest form of bullying is cyber bulling. This form of bullying encompasses and magnifies verbal and social bullying. With the use of technological communication-cellphones, social networks and internet chat rooms and websites, rumors and gossip can travel “at the speed of light”, if you will. In this instance, even after leaving school and coming home children cannot escape bullying if they are using internet and cell phones (stopbullying.gov).
As a result of bullying, some children seem depressed when coming home from school and even experience trouble sleeping (violencepreventionworks.org). Parents should be watchful, as children may seem fearful to go to school. Bullying can have long lasting effects on children later in life. There have been findings with “relational victimization" in adolescence and depression and anxiety in early adulthood. This is because of the lasting effects and the memories that linger (articledoctor.com). There have been multiple incidents where children have saw no way out other than to commit “bullycide.” Bullycide is a term used when