Bullying, this is commonly identified when a person or group mistreating someone again and again. It is hard as a stone for the student being bullied to stop these things from happening. For parents, have you noticed unusual changes on your children? Maybe, child is already victimized of bullying. Or may be, he became BULLY himself. Prevalent at schools and the average victims are young students.
Types of Bullying
Did you know...? Bullying doesn't make you COOL! Because making others feel worthless doesn't make you special.
- Physical - being hit, kicked, or pushed around, stealing and damaging someone's belongings.
- Social - telling other kids not to be friends with someone, excluding others and deliberately ignored on purpose, spreading rumours, gossiping.
- Verbal - discrimination, threats being afraid of getting hurt, hurtful comments, teasing, name-calling.
- Cyber - mean texts and rude comments on Facebook and on the internet, prank calls on phone.
Based on the Records
Throughout the world, approximately 200 million children and young people experiencing bullying.
- 1 in every 10 children is a bully.
- Also, 1 out of 10 youngsters is a victim of bullying.
- Each day 160,000 students miss school for fear of being bullied.
- Here in the Philippines, 8 out of every 10 complaints received by the Department of Education are cases of bullying.
- Complaints received by the DepEd (2012). [1.] 744 Bullying, [2.] 200 Child Abuse. —Source: DepEd
Bad Effects of Bullying
This is important to focus on. Especially, bullying is proven badly influenced kids at school. It's time to take a stand.
- A bully and his victim, have both big chances to stop schooling at their young age.
- Weaken the ability to think and make decisions.
- Unable to join and get socialize with others in a crowd of people.
- Involved in crimes and even experience more negative effects.
How should We Deal with Bullies?
You are being bullied if another kids scares you, hurts you, calls you bad names, says bad things about you, makes you do things you don't want to do, tells who you can and can't speak to, steals and breaks your toys and things.
- Talk to someone, tell a teacher, principal, parent or trusted adult about your situation.
- Most of the time avoiding, ignoring, joking around or having words with the bullies will not work—these are not your lifetime solution.
- If you don't tell and speak it out, things might get worse!
- If you are being bullied, you are not alone. Everybody gets bullied at the same point. Well, me too I been bullied and discriminated right until now. But, I've learn how to fix things on my own. Yet, on a proper way.
- Remember, bullying is wrong! Don't become a bully yourself!
- Be brave, bold, smart and safe. It's ok to feel scared. Telling is the right thing to do. That's the best and easiest option of yours.
So, we need to pay attention, school should be the training ground for knowledge and good moral development. Not a battle field for children who are preparing themselves on shaping their own future.