Bully Is As Bully Does
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In the past few months, we have addressed why some children bully. We talked about how to stop our children from bullying others. We also learned what to watch for in case our children are being bullied themselves. And now the question of what is a bully.
Bully is as Bully does
Bully (defined) (n)1. a person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people, 2. A hired ruffian; a thug. (v) 1. To treat in an overbearing or intimidating manner. 2. To make one’s way aggressively
Acts of Bullying:
Name calling: to one’s face, via phone or text, on the internet and using social platforms
Gossiping: anything that defiles the character of another person in any way
Threats: anything that makes your child fear for their safety is a threat
Physical Harm: hitting, pushing, pinching, kicking, throwing items, use of weapons
Theft: stealing money, supplies, and personal items is bullying
Isolation: Purposeful exclusion from social events
Using any of these things to intimidate, harass, and have power over your child
Scut Farkas from A Christmas Story
Biff Tannen from Back to the Future
Roger Klotz from Doug
Ace Merrill from Stand by Me
Nelson Munce from The Simpsons
Angelica from Rugrats
One Child’s Thoughts:
What is a bully? A mean person.
What do bullies do? Pick on me, punch me, whisper curses to me.
How does a bully make you feel? Sad because I cry when they be mean to me.
How do you feel when you’re mean to someone else? Sad and unhappy.
How do you think a bully should be punished? Teach them how to be nice so they don’t bully anymore.
From the mouths of babes, people.[bctt tweet=”From the mouths of babes, people. #bullying @ScorpioScribes” username=”OurWriteSide”]
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Until next time, scribe happy and stay sassy,