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#1 Bullying and Cyber Bullying Information – What is bullying?
In their process of growing up, teenagers go through all different phases and experience many different behaviors, and one of them has to do with bullying and/or being bullied. Bullying means that someone keeps doing or saying things to annoy, hurt and have power over another person. Teenagers usually bully other people by calling them names, saying or writing bad things about them, leaving them out of group, threatening them, taking or breaking their things, hitting or kicking them or forcing them do things they don’t want to do.
Cyber bullying refers to the same aggressive behavior towards another person (being tormented, threatened, harassed, or humiliated) using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or cell phones.
#2 Bullying and Cyber Bullying Information – Do teenagers really bully each other?
Some people think bullying is just part of the growing up process and gives teenagers the chance to learn to stand up for themselves. Unfortunately, bullying can make teens feel lonely, unhappy and it can make them believe there is something wrong with them and lose confidence. As far as why teenagers do it, there are many reasons and perhaps the most important one is their need of being popular, or looking tough and in charge. Others might be jealous of the person they are actually bullying. Or they may be the victims of other bullies. Some teenagers may not even be aware of how wrong their behavior is and how it makes other people feel. Because their reasons differ, the responses to each type of bullying have to differ too. Unfortunately, we don’t have THE best solution to solve all bullying types and each case has to be treated separately.
#3 Bullying and Cyber Bullying Information – What can teens do if they are bullied.
Coping with bullying can be hard, but victims should know that they are not the problem, the bullies are. They have the right to feel safe and if they are different in some way, they should feel proud of it and stand strong. A good advice is to spend more time with their friends, as bullies hardly ever pick on people if they’re part of a group.
#4 Bullying and Cyber Bullying Information – What to do if someone else is being bullied.
If teens see someone else being harassed they should always try to stop it. If they just sit there and watch, and not doing something about it, it means they are OK with bullying. A great lesson for teens is to realize the importance of treating others the way that they would want to be treated. They should show the bullies that what they’re doing is wrong and stupid and help other teens by talking about it with an adult they can trust.