Bullying is becoming a big problem in many schools and I have been wondering why. I think there have always been bullies at school, but what has changed to the point that children feel there is no hope in their situation? What of these bullies themselves? Why do they continue in their behaviour regardless of the consequences? What are the consequences for the bully?
Recently it was reported that a mother of a bully was charged with bulling and abusing a person. Could it be that a bully is, simply the product of their environment? Perhaps the bully doesn't see their behaviour as abusive because they are merely coping the behaviour of those who are suppose to care for them?
Bullying can quite often be about jealousy and power. Jealousy of relationships or possessions and the need to control or have power over another person. Unfortunately, bullying is not just in the school grounds. We find it in the home, work place and on social media.....
As a society, I am not sure how we address this issue. Perhaps it may start with thinking about others, rather than just ourselves? Do we need to ask ourselves "How will this impact/effect others?" I don't believe bullying is something children develop on their own, I think it is something that is learnt or taught.
If you have been bullied or if you have been a bully, we would like to hear how it impacted you.