A child undergoes various situations in is life before evolving as an adult.
Confrontations surface while playing with mates. Teasing may also be associated. But this
is not the matter of concern. Teasing, fighting, confrontations are all part and parcel of
growing years. The situation gets tedious when it takes an ugly turn. Like tormenting,
abusing verbally or intentionally trying to threaten the younger or the weaker child. It
is called as bullying if repeated over and again with an intention to hurt. It can be
verbal, physical or psychological in nature. It can range from calling names to spreading
rumours or even extorting money or other treasured possessions.
Bullying behaviour is seen all over the world and almost in all sections of society. It
might start at an age as early as preschool and might intensify in the transitional
teenager years. There can be various reasons behind this kind of aggressive behaviour.
Often the victim is shy and introvert and weak in built as compared to bully. On the other
hand, bullying is a behaviour which does not necessarily demand a great built.
A bully tries to attract the attention of others in a negative manner. It can be
correlated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Similarly children coming from
aggressive or disturbed family background showcase the bullying behaviour. Sometimes
bullies just gives around what they have been through as retaliation. The affected child
is most of the times submissive and docile in nature.