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Fri Jan 10, 2014, 01:08 PM

The Bullying Experiment.

Found this on my Facebook feed this afternoon. I thought it was interesting & thought I'd bring it here.

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I've been on the receiving end of a beating and someone stepped up to help. Saved me from a trip to the hospital. And I'm glad to have had the opportunity to return the favor to another in need.

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Inkfreak Jan 2014 OP
quinnox Jan 2014 #1
Inkfreak Jan 2014 #2
quinnox Jan 2014 #3
FreakinDJ Jan 2014 #6
Warpy Jan 2014 #5
Warpy Jan 2014 #4
athena Jan 2014 #7

Response to Inkfreak (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 01:13 PM

1. tricky situation

 

if you jump in, you might end up receiving a beating, or worse, yourself.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 01:20 PM

2. Very true.

I took that into account while watching. I had more of a problem seeing groups of people walk by. I would think that safety in larger groups would embolden some.

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Response to Inkfreak (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 01:22 PM

3. yep, studies have shown if one person in a group acts, others will follow their lead

 

I call it the sheep factor. So it would be a better bet to intervene when with a group.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 01:25 PM

6. Indirect bullying and social alienation:

 

Indirect bullying and social alienation:

Although there are no hard statistics to support the number of female bullies versus male bullies, socially speaking, there are certain types of bullying females have a tendency to enact more so than males. One of these types of bullying is indirect bullying. This takes place when a person or group of people spread rumors and stories about a person behind their back. These can be false and malicious attacks. Indirect bullying accounts for about 18 percent of all cases of bullying. Cyberbullying also comes into play with this type of bullying because teens may spread lies or stories about another individual online anonymously. It is still considered bullying. Social alienation is also another type of bullying that females can be responsible for committing. A group of girls may decide to deliberately shun another girl from the group because they are mad at her or find it funny to hurt another person simply because they are different.

Female bullying can be just as common as male bullying although it may take on a different form. Parents should not assume that just because their child is female that they won't have a tendency to become a bully. Be on the lookout that your child is behaving rude and malicious manner by watching how they interact with others. If they show signs of resentment or engage in a power struggle, they might have issues with bullying. Also as a parent, be sure to talk to your child about bullying to ensure they know what bullying is so they don't abuse others in any type of bullying. Putting a stop to bullying behaviors with both female bullying as well as male bullying is the only way to cut down on the amount of children, teens and adults traumatized by bullying behaviors. Talking to your children is the best way to find out if they are having issues with bullying at school, after school or online. Keeping this line of communication open is important because it helps your child to know they can come to for help.

http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/female-bullying.html

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Response to quinnox (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 01:25 PM

5. If you show a bully that you'll take some punches

just so you can punch him back and hurt him, too, he'll leave you alone in favor of easier pickings.

Children who are bullies are generally produced by parents who never outgrew being bullies.

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Response to Inkfreak (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 01:22 PM

4. Nobody ever helped me

and my parents were worse than useless.

So one day I finally snapped and put a kid into the hospital.

Bullying can be dangerous to the bullies, too.

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Response to Inkfreak (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 02:22 PM

7. K&R (n/t)

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