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Most of us can remember the days at school when we tried to fit in a group, trying to make friends, gain popularity and especially survive. Yes, life in school is not really easy, whether you think you belong or not you are labelled and positioned in a rank where you are full of power or you are subordinated. When we are in the first flush of youth, we start experiencing new things and one of them is to find our own identity and this is linked to a distribution of roles determining who the strongest and the weakest are. Adolescents want recognition and acceptance but this is often reached by imposition: Bullying is intimidation and domination and this how they establish nowadays their relations and put up with the daily life at school. Tom Brown's School Days is a novel that deals with this problem, set in 19 th century it represents a clear sample of the human behavior when being young. Tom Brown's School Days
They find themselves disoriented, scared and alone. They become moody, secretive and sarcastic. You dont recognize your own child.
Rebellion demonstrates separation. Teens can show that they differentiate themselves from parents and authority figures, while maintaining the acceptance of their peers. Teens often can be intolerant in their exclusion of their peers. Since they are constantly trying to define and redefine themselves in relation to others, they do not want to be associated with anyone having unacceptable or unattractive characteristics. They try to strengthen their own identities by excluding those who are not like themselves.

Kids who are Bullied

Kids who are bullied can experience negative physical, school, and mental health issues. Kids who are bullied are more likely to experience:

Depression and anxiety, increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy. These issues may persist into adulthood. Health complaints Decreased academic achievementGPA and standardized test scoresand school participation. They are more likely to miss, skip, or drop out of school. A very small number of bullied children might retaliate through extremely violent measures. In 12 of 15 school shooting cases in the 1990s, the shooters had a history of being bullied.

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Kids Who Bully Others

Kids who bully others can also engage in violent and other risky behaviors into adulthood. Kids who bully are more likely to:

Abuse alcohol and other drugs in adolescence and as adults

Get into fights, vandalize property, and drop out of school Engage in early sexual activity Have criminal convictions and traffic citations as adults Be abusive toward their romantic partners, spouses, or children as adults

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Kids who witness bullying are more likely to:

Have increased use of tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs Have increased mental health problems, including depression and anxiety Miss or skip school