To start off, what is bullying? It is putting someone in a lower position, to make them feel negative emotions, especially on grounds of race, gender, and sect. Bullying is considered as one of the biggest problems that 21st century has faced. Only in the U.S about 4 to 10 kids are getting bullied every single day! And that is only in the U.S. Everyday thousandths of kids are getting bullied around the whole world, and that is only 1 type of it they face every day.
There are many different types of bullying excluding the original bullying process, such as: Cyber bullying and physical bullying. Apart from these there is also, physical bullying includes: hitting, kicking, tripping, pinching and pushing or damaging property, and also verbal bullying includes: name calling, insults, teasing, intimidation, homophobic or racist remarks, or verbal abuse.
Bullying usually occur on daily basis in school, and it’s usually started by the same person or a ring leader who gets a few other students to join in on the bullying. Unfortunately, the majority of students are spectators who act without any action and start laughing out loud or snickering behind the victim’s back. This is called “peanut gallery”, it may not directly bully the victim, but by standing on the sidelines giving their attention to the actions they encourage they bully.
Many people ask themselves what is the reason for them bullying, scientists say, many people bully other either knowingly or unknowingly, so putting other people down helps bullies feel better about themselves. This is probably happening, because they have probably been victims of bullying themselves.
Most of the people who get bullied they don’t fight back for themselves, so in the result they get bullied. They give the bully the reaction he or she wants and the bully is encouraged to continue what he or she is doing. We need to stand up to bullies although this may seem scary. We need to build up courage to stand up for ourselves. In my opinion students should be educated to stand up for themselves in that case. Studies have shown that about 80% of students in USA won’t stand up for themselves and have been just spectating the process, without taking in any action.