Bullying And Its Effects On Society

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Bullying is defined as a use of superior strength or influence to intimidate someone, typically to force him or her to do what one wants. The bully and those who are bullied can be of any age; bullying does not discriminate. There are a number of psychological causes and effects that can cause bullying and also the lasting effects of. However, in order to understand the psychology behind bullying, one must understand the reasons that influence one to become a bully and the effects it can have on the person who is being bullied. This essay will discuss bullying and the causes and effects of those who bully and those who are getting bullied. There are a number of situations can shape a bully. A major factor in someone becoming a bully is the dynamics existent in dysfunctional families. (Common Causes of Bullying, 2014). In dysfunctional families, child abuse, neglect or misbehaviour is an everyday occurrence. A person may be accustomed to witnessing aggressive behaviour towards loved ones. This creates a different reality in which the belief that showing little affection and being aggressive is normal. Therefore, he or she may take this belief and act on it; towards their peers. This can result in bullying, however, because they grew up in that environment, they are not aware of how wrong it can be. For example, if a child witnesses an elder physically or verbally abusing someone at home when something does not go their way, the child in that household will think that is how

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