The Bullying Case of Elementary School Students in Banyuwangi, Here’s a Series of Facts You Need to Know About Bullying!
According to one study, about 20 percent of students have been victims of bullying. Recently, it was reported that an elementary school student in Indonesia was found hanged to death because he was allegedly often bullied for not having a father. According to data from the Program for International Students Assessment (PISA), 15 percent of children and adolescents in Indonesia experience intimidation, 22 percent of insults, 14 percent of threats, 18 percent of physical abuse, and 20 percent of gossiping about bad news.
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) also notes that Indonesia has a high percentage of child abuse. The impact of bullying is not only felt by the victims, the perpetrators of bullying also get their own impact. Here are some things you need to know about bullying that have been reported from various sources.
Reasons People Do Bullying
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Often underestimated, there are actually several logical reasons why someone can bully. Here are some of the reasons as reported by Calm Sage.
Feeling Insecure or Jealous
We all are aware of how social status plays a major role in society. This social factor gives us a tendency to ridicule or bully others.
People who bully because of someone’s social status are bound to show insecurity or jealousy. This reason also applies in the workplace. The desire to be on top can also lead to bullying due to jealousy or insecurity.
Been a Victim of Bullying in the Past
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People who have been victims of bullying do not rule out the possibility of becoming bullies, you know! They adopt such behavior because it makes them feel protected from other bullying experiences.
In addition, sometimes they also try to avoid the experience of bullying so they can bully others and protect themselves. This is known as an unhealthy defense mechanism in psychology.
Lack of Love and Empathy
Bullies are not only negative and toxic, they also lack attention, empathy, compassion, and more. They feel better at dominating, intimidating, or blaming others.
They know how to take advantage of other people to achieve certain goals. Their bullying pattern is to target weak people so they can get the attention they want.