Bataan Peninsula State University
Sandrene D. Garcia
BSIP – 3
September 11, 2014
When the punch gets stopped
The first thing that comes to mind when people say ‘bullying’ is punching, pushing, slapping, tripping, any physical pain that you will cause a person. And when they say ‘bully’, we tend to think of it as someone as large, strong, scary, muscular guy that trips on the weak smaller guy. But as the world shift into modern times, modern versions also arise. Verbal bullying can be just as cruel if not worse than physical bullying. And this time the emotional phase is at stake. Not only can this cause trauma, but it also drive you crazy and cause mental illness. The bully will give more pain mentally than physically because they will degrade their target, making them feel less about themselves. There is also this ‘cyber bullying’, where the bullying steps up on the high-tech level. The bully will take on less time on going to his victim to punch him. He just texts or calls his object or uses the internet, to spread bad words about his target. This is the issue that arouse together with the social media networks, its negative effects in every aspect of a person, physically, mentally, emotionally, socially. The World Wide Web is now techno tool for these bullies to commence their operation and harass their victims online. And it doesn’t stop when the target goes offline. Of course, the bullying would cause negative social views to the victims. They would not go out and socialize through any form because of the trauma and depression of being harassed online. I never experienced bullying. When I was a kid, I was sort of the bully. I don’t know how it happened but I could make the other kids obey me whenever we play that time. Add to that I was being spoiled by my grandma, whenever my grandma would always give me what I want. I also remember biting my pre-school teacher during tutorials after class because...
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