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Bullying

Bullying is repeated behaviour that is intended to hurt someone, either emotionally or physically. This could be done by using spoken words, physical violence, emotions, or the Internet. Bullying can take place at school, at home and at work. It can be harmful to physical and mental health. There are several therapies, such as bullying group therapy, Cognitive behavioural therapy, and Individual therapy to deal with such bullying behaviour.

Bullying

Facts To Know!!

  • Bullying affects mental health, which can lead to shame, fear, low self-esteem, depression.
  • Victims of bullying are 5 times more likely to be depressed than their non-victimized peers.
  • Bullying can have a profound negative effect, both on the victim and the bully.
  • Bullying causes physical problems, such as injuries caused by harassment of sleep disturbances, bed-wetting.
  • Bullying can have a major impact on concentration difficulties, poor academic performance, absenteeism, the overall school climate and escalating school violence.

Bullying

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What causes Bullying?

  • Being in circumstances where a bully has taken their own power away; can cause them to reclaim that power by bullying others.

  • Provided too much authority and expectation gives the child, an unrealistic sense of power and control and it causes bullying behaviour.

  • Children may use harassment/bullying to express a grievance or to retaliate against bullying they suffered.

  • Peer pressure is the root cause of many cases of bullying.

  • Becoming sick or faking a disease

  • Come home hungry

  • Sleep problem

  • Grades declining

  • Disinterested in school work

  • Does not want to go to school

  • Feeling weak or declining self-esteem

  • Has unexplained bruises, burns, cuts

Has unexplained bruises, burns, cuts

Feeling weak or declining self-esteem

Does not want to go to school

Disinterested in school work

Grades declining

Sleep problem

Come home hungry

Becoming sick or faking a disease

Symptoms of Bullying?

Treatment

  • Individual therapy - A child psychologist will provide a safe place for a child to share his or her thoughts and feelings.

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy based activities for making child aware of their support network and boost self-esteem.

  • Psychotherapy- This therapy is supposed to help and recognise, communicate and control your child's feelings about being bullied.

  • Group therapy-This therapy involves counselling sessions with other children focusing on similar issues.

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