Bullying : Losing of children’s dignity

    09-Sep-2022
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Dr Manisha Dhami
Bullying affects more than one third of kids between the ages of 13 and 15 worldwide (UNICEF 2019). One of the most prevalent psychological issues among school-aged youngsters is bullying victimization. Bullying is an aggressive act that is done on purpose and typically leaves another child feeling hurt. Bullying thrives in situations where the persons involved have unequal power. Children who bully typically have a greater social status or more clout than other children.  
Participation in bullying refers to the predominance of bullies, victims, and bully-victims together. It includes behaviours like physical assault (hitting, kicking, destroying the victim’s possessions), assault, intimidation, verbal abuse, social hostility, and in the modern era, bullying also occurs online under the name of cyber bullying. Bullying behaviour is motivated psychologically by a desire to establish social authority.
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