Bullying is a problem that has been going in all societies for years.
There is always that one person out there who will badger someone, and
there are always victims who will be tormented by bullying. Have you ever
wondered why some people bully? How victims suffer? There are many
psychological problems associated with bullying for the bully, the victim,
and the bystander.
There are many psychological theories as to why a person may bully.
Some of these theories involve family problems, social problems, and
confidence problems. For example, did you know someone may bully
simply because of lack of understanding? That's right. Someone may
bully just because they don't understand that it hurts the victim. A big
psychological reason for bullying is that the bully wants power. "Now
why does someone need to bully for that?", you may ask. The answer is
simple. They either have insecurities themselves, or they want to look
"cool" in front of everyone else.
Someone who is a victim of bullying may suffer from many psycho-
logical effects. These psychological problems may range from lowered
self esteem, to utter depression, to suicide. One way to prevent lowered self
esteem is to know that what the bully is saying is not true! Bullies harass
simply because you are there. Never believe what they say, and try to think
positive, not negative. You might say, "Well, suicide doesn't happen
that often, right?" It actually happens a lot more than you think it does.
Did you know suicide is the leading cause of death among 13 year olds?
Although their problems may not be as severe, a bystander may also
suffer psychologically from bullying, especially if the victim is severely
harmed. A bystander may suffer psychologically from bullying because
they may feel guilty or...