How to stop bullying

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How to stop bullying

There is no single solution to stop bullying; its an ongoing issue that occurs everyday at schools across the world. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you look like, or who your friends with there will always be bullying at schools. However I am going to help explain the 3 steps of dealing with bullies and hopefully put an end to this continuous ongoing issue. Here are the 3 ways to cope with bullying: 1. Understand that there are many forms of bullying

2. Prevention
3. Responding to the bully
The definition of bullying is an intentionally harmful behavior. It involved the use of verbal taunts, name calls, physical injury, damage to property, rumor spreading, shunning or ridicule. Its repetitive and persistent and it causes the victim to feel helpless and unable to put a stop to it. These victims are left feeling scared, lonely and their self-esteem is harmed.

Types of bullying

*Race, religion, culture- These are the most common forms of bullying. The bully focuses on the difference of its target, aiming to degrade based on physical appearances and beliefs. * Homophobic bullying- Bullying motivated by prejudice against a persons actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. *Cyberbullying- Its usually done on mobile phones and the internet and its and extension to face-to-face bullying. Cyberbullying invades the home and personal space, messages are circulated over the internet, the size of the audience is larger, and the bully could be anyone. *Special Education Needs & Disabilities- Intentionally harmful behaviours against children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn or access education then most children of the same age.

Preventative work has to be ongoing for this issue to ever stop completely. It involves efforts from the whole school and community by setting standards of appropriate behavior on how to treat others with respect and...
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