Definition Bullying synonyms There is no universal definition of bullying, however, it is widely agreed upon that bullying is a subcategory of aggressive behavior characterized by the following three minimum criteria: The Norwegian researcher Dan Olweus  says bullying occurs when a person is "exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons". He says negative actions occur "when a person intentionally inflicts injury or discomfort upon another person, through physical contact, through words or in other ways.
Understanding Bullying Behavior Kids bully for many reasons. Some bully because they feel insecure. Picking on someone who seems emotionally or physically weaker provides a feeling of being more important, popular, or in control. In some cases bullying is a part of an ongoing pattern of defiant or aggressive behavior.
These kids are likely to need help learning to manage anger and hurt, frustration, or other strong emotions. They may not have the skills they need to cooperate with others. Professional counseling often can help them learn to deal with their feelings, curb their bullying, and improve their social skills.
Some kids who bully at school and in settings with their peers are copying behavior that they see at home. Kids who are exposed to aggressive and unkind interactions in the family often learn to treat others the same way.
And kids who are on the receiving end of taunting learn that bullying can translate into control over children they perceive as weak. Helping Kids Stop Bullying Let your child know that bullying is unacceptable and that there will be serious consequences at home, school, and in the community if it continues.
In some cases, kids bully because they have trouble managing strong emotions like anger, frustration, or insecurity. Tactics to Try Be sure to: Make sure your kids understand that you will not tolerate bullying at home or anywhere else.
Establish rules about bullying and stick to them. For example, if your child bullies other kids via email, text messages, or a social networking site, dock phone or computer privileges for a period of time.
If your child acts aggressively at home, with siblings or others, put a stop to it. Teach more appropriate and nonviolent ways to react, like walking away. Teach kids to treat others with respect and kindness.
Teach your child that it is wrong to ridicule differences e. Consider getting involved together in a community group where your child can interact with kids who are different.
Do other kids bully? What kinds of pressures do the kids face at school? Talk to your kids about those relationships and about the pressures to fit in. Get them involved in activities outside of school so that they meet and develop friendships with other kids.
Positive reinforcement can be more powerful than negative discipline. Catch your kids being good — and when they handle situations in ways that are constructive or positive, take notice and praise them for it.
Set a good example. Think carefully about how you talk around your kids and how you handle conflict and problems.
Instead, point out positives in others, rather than negatives. And when conflicts arise in your own life, be open about the frustrations you have and how you cope with your feelings.
There will be situations that warrant discipline and constructive criticism.This is by far the best bully book ever. As a guidance counselor, I read lots of bully books to kids and this one is not the typical book.
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According to reports, a sequel could be the studio's. Bully is an action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar Vancouver and published by Rockstar Games.
It was released on 17 October for PlayStation 2. A remastered version of the game. Whether bullying is physical or verbal, if it's not stopped it can lead to more aggressive antisocial behavior - and interfere with a child's success in school and ability to form and sustain friendships.
Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate or aggressively dominate others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual.
One essential prerequisite is the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power, which distinguishes bullying from conflict. How to be a Bully Not!
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Andy thinks Martin is totally cool and powerful5/5(7).