25 Disturbing Facts About Bullying You Probably Didn’t Know

Defined as the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others, bullying is a serious social problem among children, teens as well as adults. Occurring in many different forms, bullying is a growing issue that needs to be addressed and dealt with, so we decided to compile some disturbing, little-known facts about bullying to raise awareness about this problem. After reading these 25 Disturbing Facts About Bullying You Probably Didn’t Know, you will also be able to notice warning signs in victims of bullying as well as in those who might be bullies themselves.

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Bullying mostly takes place at school, but it can develop in any context in which humans interact with each other. This includes family, workplace, home, sport team, neighborhood, prison etc.

school kidsSource: wikipedia.org
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Rationalizations for bullying may include differences of social class, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, behavior, personality, reputation, lineage, strength, ability etc.

school boySource: wikipedia.org, image: commons.wikimedia.org (public domain)

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About 40% of those who were identified as bullies in school continue the trend of abuse and violence by the age of 30.

bullyingSource: nobullying.com
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Bullying can be classified into four basic types: physical, verbal, relational and cyber-bullying.

BullyingSource: wikipedia.org

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Over 67% of students believe that schools respond poorly to bullying, with a high percentage of them believing that adult help is infrequent and ineffective.

bullyingSource: dosomething.org


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