As a parent, guardian, family member or friend you are by now been exposed to someone you know being a bully, bullied or both, but for a teen, it’s far more devastating. It becomes a cycle that can affect everyone, especially if there are younger kids in the household being negatively affected or even more severely.
In a Bing search, Teen bullying is often a warning sign that children and teens are heading for trouble and are at risk for serious violence. Teens (particularly boys) who bully are more likely to engage in other antisocial/delinquent behavior (e.g., vandalism, shoplifting, truancy, and drug use) into adulthood.
Another definition according to Pacer Teens Against Bullying org – Bullying is more than disagreements, differences of opinion, or conflicts that occur between friends and classmates. Bullying definition typically includes: The person is being hurt, harmed, or humiliated with words or behavior; The behavior is repeated or there is a concern that it will be repeated. The person being hurt has a hard time stopping or preventing the behavior. The hurtful behavior is carried out by those who have more power, such as being older, being physically bigger or stronger, having more social status, or when a group of students singles out an individual.
If being bullied, here are some signs to look for:
If being the bully, here are some signs to look for:
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