DISTURBING FACTS About Bullying You Probably Didn’t Know

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Bullying is defined as the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others; and is a serious social problem among children, teens as well as adults. Occurring in many different forms, bullying is a growing issue that needs to be addressed and dealt with, so we decided to compile some disturbing, little-known facts about bullying to raise awareness about this problem. After reading these 25 Disturbing Facts About Bullying You Probably Didn’t Know, you will also be able to notice warning signs in victims of bullying as well as in those who might be bullies themselves.

Bullying mostly takes place at school, but it can develop in any context in which humans interact with each other. This includes family, workplace, home, sport team, neighborhood, prison etc.

Rationalizations for bullying may include differences of social class, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, behavior, personality, reputation, lineage, strength, ability etc.

About 40% of those who were identified as bullies in school continue the trend of abuse and violence by the age of 30.

Bullying can be classified into four basic types: physical, verbal, relational and cyber-bullying.

Over 67% of students believe that schools respond poorly to bullying, with a high percentage of them believing that adult help is infrequent and ineffective.

Bullying is often performed by groups. This type of bullying is known as mobbing.

The main differences between bullying and a common interpersonal conflict are repetition and intention to cause harm; bullies target the same person or group over and over again.

More parents are allowing their young children (for example those with protruding ears and other imperfections) to undergo plastic surgery to avoid being bullied.

Children who are bullied often show physical or emotional signs, such as being afraid to attend school, complaining of headaches or a loss of appetite, a lack of interest in school activities and spending time with friends or family, and having an overall sense of sadness.

School bullying most commonly takes place in the classroom (29.3%), in the hallway (29%), in the cafeteria (23.4%), in gym class (19.5%), and in the bathroom (12.2%).

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