Direct bullying is the most obvious form of bullying, but does not lessen the effects of indirect or cyber-bullying. Direct Bullying is pure unadulterated aggression towards individuals of all ages and all walks of life. Learn more on direct bullying with NoBullying’s article released today.
This bullying type is the most obvious of all types of bullying, it is defined as acts of physical bullying or aggression where someone is hit, punched, kicked, stomped, beaten, stabbed or shot. It also refers to the victim being verbally teased or called with bully words or falling victim to inappropriate sexual comments or gestures.
When direct bullying occurs there is little or no effort made to conceal the identity of the bully or bullies. It primarily occurs with schoolchildren, but also occurs in the workplace. Workplace bullying is reported even less often than the bullying of children.
Direct bullying leads to a sense of intimidation so severe that the bullied person commits or attempts to commit suicide.
Bullying does not just cause hurt feelings and bruises; it causes physical and emotional illness that is well-documented. A recent study has shown how being a victim of childhood bullying results in “low-grade systemic inflammation” into young adulthood that is not present in young adults who were not victims in childhood.
There is also a direct relationship between direct bullying and emotional child abuse. A girl abused is most likely to become a bully on growing up as a way of retaliation against her damaged past. A child who is hit, punched, beat on and verbally abused learns to hit, punch, beat on and verbally abuse others. This is what the child knows because it is what happens to him or her at home.
The article refers to two major misconceptions about bullying, which are “Bullying is just a part of growing up” Which isn’t true as no one has the right to intimidate a person through verbal threats such as those that occur with direct bullying. Another misconception is “The bully is just insecure and lonely”, while this may be true in some cases, in the majority of cases the bully is often a popular boy or girl who is very socially connected.
Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said “Direct Bullying isn’t very hard to notice. It is pure intention to physically or emotionally harm another human being. It happens in schools and workplaces and at homes every day. Direct Bullying is a serious issue and must be dealt with as a crime.”
He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.
NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.
The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.
He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.