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Sadly, bullying has become a harsh reality in today’s modern world. In the age of technology and the internet where anything can be said in a flash without regards to another’s feelings, bullying has become a big problem both online and off-line. In response to this issue, many schools and universities are more aware of the issue of bullying and have enforced strict anti-bullying rules. Bullying is more than just a part of growing up. It is a form of aggressive or violent behavior shown to children who are quieter, shyer, or less outgoing than the bully. Bullies are concerned only with their needs, and are willing to use other children to get what they want. Adults know this behavior is unacceptable, but often don’t know when they should step in and take action, if at all. Important factors to consider before making an action are how an adult feels about handling the situation, and how a child or teenager feels about having an elder stick up for them. But if a child is being bullied, what should the parent do to help them? They can listen to them and encourage them to talk freely about their problems. Don’t dismiss any important complaints they have about bullies. By helping the child learn social skills, the adult is making it easier for them to make friends instead of enemies. A parent can teach their child ways to resolve arguments without violent words or actions.Victims of bullying behavior are most likely targeted because of emotional conduct more than physical traits. Typical victims tend to be timid, bashful, and lacking confidence in themselves. If an adult knows their child is being abused at school, they should contact the head teacher or person in charge immediately.
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