Bullying is a persistent physical or verbal aggression over a period of time. If it’s not stopped it can lead to more aggressive or violent behaviour. Bullying affects those who are bullied and those who bully. Bullying is not right and should be discouraged because of the grave consequences. BETTY AMUKPO discusses bullying with some children. Excerpts.
‘It is an unwanted and aggressive behaviour’
Bullying is an ill and arrogant behaviour exhibited by some school age children in order to intimidate and hurt the weaker ones, through the use of physical power. It is an unwanted and aggressive behaviour. It is bad and not acceptable by the society. Children who exhibit such attitude, should desist from it. No, I am not a bully person and I will never be.
‘Bullying is using one’s power to dominate, blackmail and take control of someone’
A bully is a blustering brow beating person especially, one who is habitually cruel or threatening others who they feel are not superior to them. Therefore, bullying is the hurtful teasing of someone. Bullying can also be defined as using one’s power to dominate, blackmail and take control of someone. I am not a bully.
‘I have the fear of God and would not have the heart to bully my fellow human being’
Bullying is an unwanted, aggressive behaviour among School aged Children. I am not a bully because I do not intimidate other weaker children; I do not forcefully collect what is not mine. I am also not a bully because I have the fear of God and would not have the heart to bully my fellow human being.
‘I give helping hands to tutor some of my fellow students’
Bullying is an aggressive or physical contact with words or actions to cause someone injury or discomfort, for example, a child going to school on the first day a group of students came and said that he should give them his lunch money, he was scared and he agreed so that is how it went. You can call that bullying. Are you a bully? No, I am not a bully because I am a very good person, for example, at school I give helping hands to tutor some of my fellow students in some subjects that they don’t understand.
Bullying is an act of losing one’s self-control’
Bullying is the act of frightening someone in a violent way. Bullying is when you threaten people with an attempt to beat them. I am not a bully nor do my parents teach me the act of bullying people. In the book of Proverbs 25:28: “Losing self-control leaves you as helpless as a city without a wall”. Bullying is an act of losing one’s self-control and my parents teach me not to lose my self-control.
‘It’s not acceptable’
Bullying is when someone is being hurt either by words or actions on purpose. Bullying can happen anywhere. It can occur in the neighbourhood, at school even at home. Bullying can be physical or emotional. Physical by beating or intimidating someone, and emotional by insulting and using derogatory words. I am not a bully. It’s not good or acceptable. No one ever deserves to be bullied. Thank you.
‘Bullying makes one not to have friends’
Bullying is to deliberately frighten or upset a person who is smaller than you are. Bullying makes one not to have friends. No, l am not a bully.
‘Umennadi Francis is not a bully and I will never be’
Bullying means to intimidate with threats, overbearing and swaggering demeanour. Are you a bully? No, I’m not a bully because it’s causes frequent fights, stealing and vandalizing properties, drinking alcohol, smoking, carrying weapons and perceiving of negative climate at school that is why I, Umennadi Francis is not a bully and I will never be.
‘I am not a bully because I make others feel at ease’
Bullying is when persons use their position or power to harm someone else, making fun of them emotionally or physically, and is often aimed at certain people because of their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation of any other aspects such as appearance or disability. And I am not a bully because I make others feel at ease, I try not to hurt others on purpose, I don’t laugh at other children because they are God’s children.
‘Bullying means hurting someone or forcing them to do what they don’t want to do’
Bullying is an action such as making threat, spreading rumours, attacking someone physically or with hurting words. In other words, bullying means hurting someone or fighting someone else or forcing them to do what they don’t want to do
‘I make effort to understand situations, make friends and carry everyone along’
Bullying is when a person intentionally uses words or action against someone to cause distress and risk to his or her well-being, constant picking on a person to make him or her feel bad. I am not a bully because I don’t start rumours about other kids, I make effort to understand situations, make friends and carry everyone along and not misuse the privileges.
‘I am not a bully because I try not to hurt other kids on purpose’
Bullying is an action against someone to cause distress and humiliations. I am not a bully because I try not to hurt other kids on purpose, I sympathies with other children in distress, I take responsibility for actions and not blame others.