Bullying is still a very big problem these days, with the ever increasing growth of the internet and internet-connected electronics; it seems to be only getting worse. With new technological advances, come new forms of bullying. According to NBC news, Researchers surveyed 524,054 students at 1,593 schools across the nation over the last two years to get a better picture of bullying in grades three through 12. They found that 17 percent of kids reported on anonymous questionnaires that they are being bullied two to three times a month or more. Of those bullied, nearly 40 percent of the girls and 45 percent of boys say it's been going on in some form - verbally, physically or online - for more than a year.
There are 5 main forms of bullying today, and those are: Physical bullying, Emotional Bullying, Sexual bullying, Cyber bullying, and Racial bullying.
Each and every form of bullying is harmful to the one being bullied, and in many cases CAN lead to suicide. Let's take a closer look at some of these.
Physical bullying can be anything from a small push, to a devastating and potentially fatal punch to the face. However, it doesn't necessarily mean its all physical. It can also be that the bully and his friends have you cornered up against a wall, or maybe breaking your belongings, or even making threatening gestures. All of these are attributes of Physical bullying. This type of bullying is probably the most known form, and has been around the longest. It can also be said that this is the most dangerous form of bullying there is. This type of bullying is most often times portrayed in films and television as well. If your son or daughter is coming home from...