Bully 101: Kids Edition

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According to the American Psychological Association, “Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words or more subtle actions” (Bullying, 2013). People bully each other for several reasons and there are different outcomes that are a result of those reasons. People can be bullied physically, emotionally, or verbally. Bullying can take place at school or online. Bullying should be a considered a crime, but kids get away with it all the time; furthermore prevention can be used in order to keep kids safe from bullying. The three main types of bullying are physical, verbal, and emotional. Physical bullying, according to the website, “In most instances, the aggressor is physically larger that the victim or may be within a group” (The Different Types of Bullying, 2013). Psychical bullying may involve the bully spiting, shoving, kicking, hitting, or punching the one being bullied (The Different Types of Bullying, 2013). Verbal bullying is where the bully only uses words to harm his victim (The Different Types of Bullying, 2013). The bully will taunt or tease his/her victim; and they will focus on the appearance of the one they are bullying (The Different Types of Bullying, 2013). Emotional bullying occurs when the bully is aggressive on an emotional level toward their victim (The Different Types of Bullying, 2013). This
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