Category Archives: Bully Blog

Posts about bullies and bullying

Understand Bullying: the Frustration Factor

Welcome (back?) to Understand Bullying: the Frustration Factor If you’ve been following the series, you may remember how action-and-results-focused my other posts have been. Last time, I mentioned how things like reporting (statistics), judging (labeling), postering (kitschy sayings), and punishing … Continue reading

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Understand Bullying: the Fear Factor

Most of what I find written about bullying falls into four categories: Statistical reports Labels and value judgments Posters and Platitudes Punitive actions Statistical reports help us notice that bullying is universal across time and human culture, but provide no … Continue reading

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Risk Factors for Bullying (part two)

Understand Bullying: Risk Factors (part two) Last time, I shared the idea that the three A’s of bullying behavior – taking Advantage of power, using Aggression, and Accepting mistreatment – can be found more often at the upper and lower … Continue reading

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Risk Factors for Bullying

Credible studies argue about the percentage of children targeted by bullying behavior, with study numbers ranging from as low as 20% to nearly 90% – and for children engaging in bullying tactics from as low as 15% to as high … Continue reading

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When to Take Action Against Bullying

Adults feel a strong urge to protect their young. Many are aware of a need to balance that urge with the developmental needs of children. And, bullying is an especially sticky context for that balancing of protectiveness with the freedom … Continue reading

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Always Getting Bullied

Last time, I shared four reasons some kids always get bullied, including: Children with autism spectrum disorders. Children with lower social and communications skills. Children may take-on the identity or social role of “victim”. Children who develop a social symbiosis … Continue reading

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Why do Some Kids Always Get Bullied?

Four reasons that some kids always get bullied: According to some studies, children with autism spectrum disorders are bullied around five times as often as their “neurotypical” peers. People with autism disorders may not recognize social cues, which makes them … Continue reading

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How to Deal with CyberBullying

How Can I Deal with Cyberbullying? Last time, I answered the question “What is Cyberbullying?” and talked about why it seems to be so hurtful to the targets. I also talked about how cyberbullying short-circuits the natural safety mechanisms that … Continue reading

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What is CyberBullying?

The definition of cyber-bullying I’ll be using is based on the definition of non-cyber bullying I’ve been using throughout this series: “protecting and/or elevating social status through various persistent and often hurtful means”. I also use the descriptive term “social … Continue reading

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Stop Name Calling

Why do we still care about name-calling? To understand the pain caused by name-calling, and the larger implications of it, let’s look at the mechanics just a bit. For instance, what kinds of names are people called? Name-calling can be … Continue reading

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