Bullying is the most common form of violence in our society, it became a major issue which come into light by newspaper, social media. A case study conducted on the several urban high school students found that approximately 30 % of students in grades 6 to 10 are involved in bullying. Bullying not only confined to the schools but also can be seen outside the premises. Bullying can happen in any number of place, contexts, or location. Sometime that place can be online or through cell phones.
We have acknowledged two modes by which child and youth can be bullied or bully others.
The definition of bullying is when an individual or a group of people with more power, repeatedly and intentionally cause hurt or harm to another person or group of people who feel helpless to respond. Bullying can continue over time and is often hidden from adults, and will probably continue if no action is taken. It is a relationship problem and requires relationship-- based solutions and can be best solved in the social environment in which they occur. E.g. - most of the bullying cases can be seen in the school
Bullying is a form of:
Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words or more subtle action. The bullied individual typically has trouble defending him or herself and does nothing to cause the bullying. There are many different types of bullying that can be experienced by children and adults alike, some are obvious to spot while others can be more subtle.
Different types of bullying are:
It is designed to harm someone's social reputation and cause humiliation. It includes:
Cyber bullying: It can happen any time. It can be in public or in private and sometime only known to the target and the person bullying. Cyber bullying can include:
Conclusion: Bullying is a common phenomenon amongst school going children and in the work places. Frequent bullying is associated with certain symptoms and absenteeism from Schools and work places. Health care professional and concerned parents should be aware of this phenomenon so that they can diagnose the underlying cause when these symptoms are reported and plan for appropriate interventions.