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Bullying: A Big Bullying: A Big Problem Problem Dr. Leilani Brown
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Tomas and the Bully Tomas was a Puerto Rican 6 th grader at Parkview School. He was smaller than the other boys in his class and he had no friends. He wore glasses and braces and was shy.Tomas kept to himself on the playground and at lunch, and got good grades. All of these qualities made him a perfect target for Alan, the school bully. One Monday morning, Alan walked up to Tomas and pushed him down two flights of stairs in the school building. No one was surprised.
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Not the First Time As Tomas got up, Alan shoved him down again and put a rotten egg down his shirt, laughing all the while. By this time a group of children were gathered in a circle around the two boys. Some looked with horror at what was happening, but no one helped Tomas or told Alan to stop. One of the girls ran to get a teacher to help. It wasn’t the first time Alan had hurt Tomas.
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What is Bullying? Bullying is the repeated exposure of a child to negative actions on the part of one or more other children. The story of Tomas and Alan is typical of bullying scenarios worldwide. Bullying among school children is an old problem that is only recently receiving attention as a serious problem. Parents and teachers need to take it seriously and stop the pattern when they encounter it.
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Victims of Aggression About 10 percent of elementary school children and adolescents are victims of chronic aggression. Some victims are actually aggressive themselves; they overreact, are restless, irritable, and easily baited. Passive victims are withdrawn and submissive and unwilling to defend themselves. Family history and parenting are strong influences.
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Bullies and Victims Bullying involves carrying out negative actions with words, gestures, exclusion, rumors, and/or physical contact. Bullying also entails an imbalance in strength. Bullying has
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