Bully Is As Bully Does

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Bully Is As Bully Does

May 10, 2016 Writing Advice 1

quotescover-JPG-67In 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

Famous Bullies:

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
Adolf Hitler

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.

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Do you have a bully story you’d like to share? If so, please use the contact form to share it with us.

Until next time, scribe happy and stay sassy,

alsig

 

One Response

  1. Adan Ramie says:

    When one of my children encounters a bully, I try to talk to them about how to protect themselves and who to tell (other than me, like a teacher or principal). Then we talk about what makes a bully, why children turn into bullies, and what they can do to befriend a bully without becoming a bully themselves. Every day has a teachable moment. Thanks for the great post!

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