Small-Talk About Bullying. Team,will try to enlighten you all about Bullying,and the alarming facts,about this relative new social acquired phenomenon "The Bully Culture”.

What is it? Where does it occur? When does it happen? And Why?

Well first of all it is not new! This form of harassment has been around since Adam & Eve!

Let’s define what it means.

It is the act of intentionally causing harm to others, through verbal harassment, physical assault, or other more subtle methods of threats such as manipulation.

This ugly Tormentment in school and the workplace is also referred to as peer abuse.

In slang talk, bullying often describes a form of harassment, maltreatment,singling out,hounding,harrying and discriminating perpetrated by an abuser who possess more physical and/or social power and dominance than the victim.

This victim hounding is sometimes referred to as a “Target”.

The harassment can be verbal, physical and/or emotional. Sometimes bullies will pick on people bigger or smaller than their size.

These tormentors hurt people verbally and physically.There are many reasons for that.One of them is because the tormentors themselves are or have been the victim of bullying (e.g. a tyrant child who is abused at home, or tormented adults who are abused by their colleagues).

Many programs have been started to STOP and prevent this ugly form of intimidation at schools with promotional speakers.

Definition. This form of aggression is an act of repeated aggressive behavior in order to intentionally hurt another person, physically or mentally and is characterized by an individual behaving in a certain way to gain power over another person.

Behaviors may include name calling, verbal or written abuse, exclusion from activities, exclusion from social situations, physical abuse, or coercion.

The tyrants may behave this way to be perceived as popular or tough or to get attention. They may torment out of jealousy or be acting out because they themselves are intimidated.

Direct oppression involves a great deal of physical aggression such as shoving and poking,throwing things, slapping, choking, punching and kicking, beating, stabbing, pulling hair, scratching, biting, scraping and pinching.

Effects. The effects of this form of stand-over tactic,can be serious and even fatal.There is a growing body of research which indicates that individuals,whether child or adult who are persistently subjected to abusive behavior are at risk of stress related illness which can sometimes lead to suicide.

Victims of bullying can suffer from long term emotional and behavioral problems and can cause and lead to loneliness, depression,anxiety and low self esteem and increased weakness to illness.

Characteristics. Research indicates that adults who aggressively perpetrate others,have personalities that are authoritarian, combined with a strong need to control or dominate.

Further studies have shown that while envy and resentment may be motives for this aggression, there is little evidence to suggest that they suffer from any deficit in self esteem (as this would make it difficult to victimize).

However, acquired aggression can also be used as a tool to conceal shame or anxiety or to boost self esteem: by demeaning others, the abuser him/herself feels empowered.

Researchers have identified other risk factors such as quickness to anger and use of force,addiction to aggressive behaviors, mistaking others' actions as hostile,concern with preserving self-image,and engaging in obsessive or rigid actions.

The stand-over tactic, may also be "tradition" in settings where an age group or higher rank feels superior than lower classmen, such as in Armies where conscripts in their second year of service typically victimize and control first year conscripts.

It is often suggested that this harassing behavior has its origin in childhood and can often be associated with street & school gangs.

The Different Types of harassment,we'll analyze with you, here at shortly,occurs in/at:

Cyber Space-HOME-Church-Workplace-School-Political-Military- Hazing.(Rite of passage)

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