What is Bullying?
Most people have a good idea of what bullying is, because they see it every day! Usually, bullying happens repeatedly. An individual who is habitually cruel, insulting, or threatening to others who are weaker, smaller, or in some way vulnerable. It takes many forms — verbal, physical, relational, and cyber bullying. Including but not limited to:
• Acts of violence that hurt people physically
• Maligning, gossiping, insults, teasing and tormenting people
• Excluding, keeping certain people out of a “group”
• Manipulating other people to do the same “ganging up”
• Bullying at the work place, in the home and with family
Bullying also can happen on-line or electronically. Cyber bullying is when adults, teens and children or teens bully each other using the Internet, mobile phones or other cyber technology. This can include:
• Sending mean spirited text, e-mail, or instant messages;
• Posting inappropriate photos, images or messages about others in blogs or on websites
• Using someone else’s user name to spread gossip, rumors or lies about someone.
What are the effects of being bullied?
If you’ve ever heard an adult – or anyone else – say that bullying is “just a fact of life” or “no big deal,” you’re not alone! Too often, people just don’t take bullying seriously – or until the sad and sometimes scary stories are revealed.
Is your child being bullied?
Stellar Martial Arts is taking steps against bullying by offering Bully-Eliminating Seminars. “Master Kilburn, owner of (SMA), Stellar Martial Arts says, in the past we have seen amazing results as children and adults learn techniques for thwarting bullies.” These skills are very easy to learn and can lead to a tremendous boost to a child’s self-esteem.”
Students will learn techniques to defuse these situations in a safe and fun manner. The program focuses on teaching children and teens:
· To recognize bullying behavior and avoid it before it starts
· Understanding how a bully thinks
· Learn and practice the skills needed to defuse the situation
· Understand their boundaries and how to defend without resorting to aggressive behavior
Most of the time bullying is verbal. Although physical bullying is what people normally think of, verbal bullying can often times be much more harmful and have negative effects that can last a lifetime.
Children who are victims of bullying generally turn inwards. They become afraid to try things and shy away from social activities. This can have a profound effect on their decision making in adult hood and can often stand in the way of their personal success.
– Stellar Martial Arts –