For National Bullying Prevention Month, it's important to know the truth about bullying. Below are five myths to keep aware of about the matter.
MYTH #1: People who bully have low self-esteem, which why they pick on other people.
It's been reported that people who bully have high self-esteem, but they want to feel even more powerful and in control of situations.
MYTH #2: Only boys bully!
All of kinds of kids bully, including girls! Sometimes girls will pick on girls and boys will pick on boys. And girls will sometimes pick on boys and boys will sometimes pick on girls.
MYTH #3: Getting bullied is a normal part of growing up!
This myth is just an excuse to encourage bad behavior. If you think bullying is 'normal', you don't say or do anything about it, then nobody else does, either. Meanwhile, the bullying still continues.
MYTH #4: The best way to handle bullying is by getting even or fighting back!
It may feel like a fight or flight situation in terms to bullying. If you want to get even with your bully with physical force or a weapon will only make things worse and you may be the person getting more hurt.
MYTH #5: If you ignore bullying, it will stop.
Some bullies may get more aggravated if you ignore them, especially as bullying could be their way to get attention and may be provoking you for some type of response or reaction.
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