Bullying is a real problem in India and all over the world. Children of all ages can be subjected to bullying. This may come in many forms - from jokes and teasing with or without malicious intent to physical abuse.
Bullying is defined as a pattern of behaviour where one person is subjected to mental pressure and physical treatment that leaves them feeling victimized and depressed.
What does bullying include:
Bullying has long term impacts on the victim.
In particular, the problem seems to crop up in adolescents as children turn 12 years old. Also, boys are more prone to physical bullying while girls are more prone to verbal and social bullying.
Parents cannot ignore this real problem. Research studies often show that a significant number of children are bullied or are bullies. Often parents do not recognize bullying or if they recognize, they assume that it will be taken care of by the school. The reality is that often the problem is not recognized and the schools and teachers seldom solve the problem without the active involvement and pressure of the parent.
The following articles contains tips for parents to recognize victims of bullying and for parents of bullies.
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