Bullying And Its Effects On Society

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People also have misconceptions about what bullying is exactly. Some believe that conflict is the same as bullying. Conflict involves people with equal power and blame, whereas bullying involves at least two people who do not have equal power, and certainly do not share blame. Likewise, bullying is not the same as joking around, or kids just being kids. Bullying is a learned behavior, not genetic, and joking around is not intended to hurt anyone, whereas bullying is intentionally hurtful because it takes advantage of a real or perceived power imbalance. As a matter of fact, bullying has the potential to have a serious negative impact on the entire school climate if left unchecked. Additionally, bullying is not just physical behaviors like hitting, kicking, pushing, and etcetera. Similarly, bullying is not the same as boys just being boys because aggression is a learned behavior, not genetic. Although, it is interesting that this misconception exists because it is derived from fairytales, which is one form of media that has shaped gender norms for both girls and boys.
It is very important that school officials are aware of what kind of impact bullying can have on students and the school environment, and that people can play different roles in different situations that involve bullying. People who are bullied and people who witness bullying are at a heightened risk of experiencing depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders. As a result, it is much harder for them to

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