Verbal bullying

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What is Verbal bullying?
When most people think of bullying, they think of physical bullying, verbal bullying is where a person demeans or degrades someone. In most cases the aggressor is trying to feel and act dominant over the victim.

How it effects people:

This affects people in many ways; many victims of verbal bullying are affected in very real ways. Verbal bullying can affect someone in emotional and psychological ways. This type of bullying can lead to low self-esteem, as well as depression. It can aggravate problems that a person may already be experiencing at home or in other places. In some cases, verbal bullying can reach a point where the victim is so depressed, and wants to escape so badly, that he or she may turn to substance abuse or - in some extreme cases – suicide. The realities of verbal bullying can have very physical consequences, even if the aggressor never lays a finger on the victim.

How could you prevent it from happening?

If its you who is being bullied you could prevent it from happening by staying close to your friends, if you have none, go make some! It will be the best thing you do in a log time. By doing this you are scaring off the bully because your not alone anymore. if its your child that’s being bullied you should get into a position of where he/she trusts you, that way they will feel comfortable talking to you about it if all this is done and the bully remains you should try to stay civil and not swoop down to there level, this will then bore the bully and he will move on, and if he starts confronting you don’t get rowdy back, that’s the worst thing you could do as it most likely will start a fight.

Some more information:

It is also important to encourage your children to explore activities that make them feel good about themselves. Find something that they are really good at because it will help increase their overall self-esteem and feeling of self-worth. Encouraging courageous behaviour is another...
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