Building Self-Esteem after Being Bullied
Why Kids Bully? Because They're Popular
from Psychology Today
"Adults often struggle with the question of, "Should I intervene in a child's friendship problems?" The line between helicopter and hands-off can get confusing, as adults waver between wanting to protect young people from the pain of broken friendships and believing that bullying is an inevitable rite of passage. The bottom line is this; no child should have to find her way through painful conflict alone. Kids need adult support and insights when it comes to navigating the choppy waters of friendship, disguised as a weapon."
Scapegoating and Bullying
Here is a great paragraph from, Psychology Today, explaining the subject.
"Scapegoating is a hostile socio-psychological discrediting operation in which people move blame and responsibility away from themselves and towards a target person or group. It is also a practice where angry feelings and inappropriate accusation are placed on others. The target feels wrongly persecuted and receives misplaced vilification, blame and criticism; and the victim is likely to suffer rejection from those who the perpetrator seeks to influence. Scapegoating has a wide range of focus: from "approved" enemies of very large groups of people down to the scapegoating of individuals by other individuals. The scapegoater's target always experiences exclusion, ostracism or even expulsion."
Take Action, Teens Against Bullies
U.S. Department of Justice states:
"160,000 kids per day do not attend school for fear of being bullied."
Did you know......
*Bullying is the most common form of violence in schools today.
*160,000 approx. children miss school every day to fear of attack or intimidation
*there is 1 incident of bullying every 7 minutes
*2 out of 3 teens are verbally or physically harassed every year