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What do you consider to be "bullying"??

I saw a few episodes of Dr Phil about bullying and have read numerous articles about kids who ended up taking their lives because of being picked on SO much!!! What's your definition of a bully?

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newmom28

Asked by newmom28 at 10:50 PM on Oct. 8, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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  • A bully is someone who is habitually mean to others, inflicting both physical and psychological abuse on his or her victims. Bullies can appear at schools, in workplaces, and on the Internet. Bullying can also take on an international scale when nations bully each other with their politics and militaries. Bullying can be extremely harmful on every level.
    Bullies tend to pick on targets they think are weak. Children, for example, will target children who are younger than they are, along with children who look different because of race, disabilities, or fashion sense. People who appear emotionally weak may also be targeted for bullying. Bullies themselves are often former or current victims of bullying. Children who have unstable home lives, for example, may take out their frustration and aggression on other children.
    iNk-FrEaK

    Answer by iNk-FrEaK at 1:16 AM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • I agree with all of the above..I just want to add that bullying doesn't have to be physical..it actually is more often as a mental torture. Although, physcial bullying certainly takes place.
    coolchic320

    Answer by coolchic320 at 9:57 AM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • Well what I don't get it, WHY IN THE HELL ARE THESE PARETS SENDING THERE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL IF THEY KNOW THEY ARE GETTING BULLLIED??????
    whoreallycares

    Answer by whoreallycares at 1:34 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • What so a child is just to be pulled out of school because they are being bullied, thats like saying dont fix the bullying epidemic just pull you child out of school.................children would be pulled out left right and centre all over the place if this was the solution.
    Princess_s21

    Answer by Princess_s21 at 5:04 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • "Well what I don't get it, WHY IN THE HELL ARE THESE PARETS SENDING THERE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL IF THEY KNOW THEY ARE GETTING BULLLIED??????"


    Well, because part of life's lessons is to deal with bullies. Is that really what you want to teach your children? that whenever something unpleasant happens they should just run from it? There are better ways of dealing with the situation.


    Sharon

    momto2boys973

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 10:36 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • bullying to me is when differnces of opiion become acts of deliberate harm. where the intent of the bully is to cause pain and suffering for thier pleasure. be it verbal or phsyical or both.
    BlacksheepSati

    Answer by BlacksheepSati at 12:07 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

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