The Horrors of Bullying

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Ms. Norris
English 11 H
May 27, 2014
The Horrors of Bullying
Bullying is an issue that has been developing over the years. Bullying is any type of behavior or abuse used to make someone inferior. There are now four major types of bullying that happens every day in our society. Before the internet became a big deal there was only three types of bullying. The four types of bullying are physical, verbal, social and emotion or relational, and cyber bullying. Bullying has always been a major issue in society and it is getting worse as time pass. Bullying is caused when others observe that someone is different or that someone is inferior to them. Many people believe that people become bullies because they have low self-esteem and are loners, but that isn’t true. Researchers have found that kids who bully others often have average or above-average levels of self-esteem, have good leadership skills, and have an easy time making friends. Health Resources and Services Administration reports “children and youth who usually have at least a small group of friends who support or encourage their bullying. A person who becomes a bully feels the need to have control and exert the dominance over others. Bullies also have trouble self-regulating their emotions which makes it almost impossible for them to control their anger and frustration. They are also strongly influenced by their family backgrounds. Researchers have found patterns in the families bullies develop from. Laura DeHaan, a professor at North Dakota State University sums up the results found by the researchers: “Bullies tend to come from families that are characterized as having little warmth or affection. These families also report trouble sharing their feelings and usually rate themselves as feeling less close to each other. Parent of bullies also tend to use inconsistent discipline and little monitoring of where their children are throughout the day. Sometimes parents of bullies have very punitive and...
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