A bully is a person who uses strength and power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker. Generally when bullying others, it is to get others to do what you want. To be constituted as a bully, one would use intentionally aggressive behavior, “that can take may forms (verbal, physical, social/relational/emotional, or cyber bullying – or any of these); it involves an imbalance of power, and is often repeated over a period of time” (Carpenter). Bullies can exist in any environment and be any age., however, bullying happens mostly within schools. “The National Education Association states that bullying, like it’s older cousin sexual harassment, needs to be addressed as a matter of social justice; it is an affront to democracy and to our democratic institutions. Bullying deprives children of their rightful entitlement to go to school in a safe, just, and caring environment; bullying interferes with children’s learning concentration and the desire to go to school”(Garret, 59). More than 160,000 children miss school each day in the United States to avoid being bullied, they feel a lack of safety. Bullying occurs two to three times more often at school, rather than the trip to and from school,
“It is most likely to occur where there is no adult supervision, inadequate adult supervision, poor supervision, a lack of structure, and few or no anti-bullying rules; it is also more likely to occur where teachers and student accept bullying or are indifferent to it” (Bully Free Systems) According to a study by Educational Equity Concepts and the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, it noted that, “adults ignore seventy one percent of the observed incidents od bullying, thus giving approval to aggressive behavior” (64).
Victims of bullies remember the pain forever,
“James Bricker, a 77 year old Leesville resident, recalls how one football player made a practice of bullying him in 1942. Years later the bully died after a...