Advantages Yeah, like bullying could possibly have advantages.
Disadvantages Being bullied is a disadvantage in itself
So, you’ve been bullied, or are being bullied. Get over it, it’s happened to all of us.No, I don’t subscribe to this opinion, for those of you getting angry about my attitude. In fact, I feel the opposite, well more or less anyway. Bullying can never be taken lightly, it hurts.
So how do you define bullying? Everyone knows that bullying can come in many different forms. My own personal opinion is that bullying is unfair treatment of a person by another person or persons. However, I believe that sometimes it is possible to bully people without even realising it. For example, over-teasing. Being constantly teased can become very hurtful, as I know from my own experience, however, people may think that the person being teased doesn’t mind and until something is said, then nothing will be done about it. I used to catch the bus home with a group of girls from my school, and my best friend who went to a different school. I don’t know if the school had anything to do with it, but we used to tease my best friend, and we never thought she minded. I was also often teased, and I it didn’t really bother me, so I always asumed that Kayleigh (my best mate) felt the same. However, at a sleepover I found out this wasn’t so, and that the teasing hurt Kayleigh, and from her point of view could therefore be called bullying. Talking helped. The girls in question, except one, toned down the teasing, although the one girl only laughed. In cases such as these, you must be ready to except that the person in question doesn’t know their hurting you in any way. Talking to them can be the answer, a very simple but effective way of dealing with the problem.So have you ever bullied someone? Well, most of us are kind people and would like to say that we haven’t, and until recently I would have said that too. Recently though, I became part of a joke that hurt someone, though I never intended to hurt them in any way at all.
I say recently, though it was over six months ago now, but I still feel immense guilt about what I did. What did I do? I helped spread a rumour, which to me was just a joke, but in turned out that that rumour was hurting a friend. Now, I didn’t start the rumour, and I most certainly didn’t believe it, and I think this has something to do with why I spread it. By spread I mean I told a group of friends, one group but I realise now that it was unnecessary to tell them, and although they probably would have heard it, they shouldn’t have heard it from me.The girl the rumour was about wasn’t a great friend of mine, and so I didn’t realise what she was going through at first. I never thought anyone would believe it, as it was so stupid, but apparently people did. The second I realised the girl was hurt, I stopped talking about the rumour altogether, except to admonish it. However the damage was done, and now I think about it, I have done similar things in the past that might have hurt people. Thankfully, when the teachers were informed of this incident, I was kept out of it as I had only told a couple of people anyway.
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