Bullying is when someone disturbs other people all the time. Girls and boys can be bullies, and they do it with children that are smaller, shy or feel more helpless than them.
Bullying can be:
- Physical, when the bully hits, kicks or pushes the victim.
- Verbal, when the bully insults the victim.
- Social, when the bully excludes the victim from activities.
It happens, normally at schools, when there aren’t any teachers or old people seeing what’s happening; and through messages or social webs, when the victim can receive nasty notes, or the bully can start a bad rumor.
Depending on the age, bullying is more intensive or less. By the age of 10, it stays in a 2.4%, and it grows to a 8.2% on children 16 years old.
The children in England are more bullied than children in other countries like Spain, Norway, Germany or South Korea.
The word “bully” was first used in the 1530s meaning “sweetheart” from the Dutch boel “brother, lover”, probably the diminutive of Middle High German buole “brother” of uncertain origin.
People think that bullying increases the risk of suicide. Actually, depression is one of the reasons why teens and children do it.
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S. Weale, “English children among the unhappiest in the world at school due to bullying | Society | The Guardian.” [Online]. Available: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/aug/19/english-children-among-unhappiest-world-widespread-bullying. [Accessed: 15-Feb-2016].
Wikipedia contributors, “Bullying – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.” [Online]. Available: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullying. [Accessed: 15-Feb-2016].