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Peer Pressure and Bullying

Bullying can be observed in children as a result of negative peer pressure. Read on to know how negative peer pressure can give rise to bullying.


Bullying is an aspect of negative peer pressure. Peer pressure is about influencing the new entrant to adopt the group’s behaviour, attitude and engage in common actions. There is a compulsion to follow the same ideology and can come across as hurtful comments to begin with.

Bullying is an extreme form of negative peer pressure as it can potentially harm the teenager’s self-esteem in a major way. Repeated bullying can render a deep impact on the individual and can even cripple him emotionally if not physically for life. It can lead to serious behavioural disorders and in acute cases might require professional counseling and medication.  


Why Bullying Takes Place?

Just as a teen has this urge to fit into the peer group, the group also needs to add on members in order to keep it afloat. It also needs to increase its membership so that people are aware of them; they crave for not just acknowledgment but also reverence and fear. In this attempt they compel anyone who wishes to be a part of them to be completely involved in its activities otherwise there is a chance that he or she might veer away after some time. The concept is like – if we go to hell, let us go together.

Bullying stems from the lack of confidence and due to identity crises. The peer group is aware that it does practice an ideology that a new entrant will adhere to for a long time if he begins to think logically. They also know that they are non-conformists and therefore there are good chances that the teen would sooner than later fall back on the support system of his parents and seek refuge in the safe cocoon of the family environment. Therefore, they behave in a hostile manner to the teen so as to compel them into the undesired or unlawful actions. The intent behind this is that once you have compromised with your values under the pressure of bullying it is easier to transgress again and this time the process is pretty much smoother.  


Types of Bullying

Bullying can comprise of a series of negative actions that can either be verbal or physical. Bullying always has a hostile intent behind it. The objective is to strike fear, be it of rejection, isolation or bodily harm that will coerce the teen into the dark world of a wide array of negative activities.  

Bullying is not always beating up. There are also subtle bullying practices like designing a social manipulation technique. This is done by spreading rumors or gossiping so as to malign the image of the individual and make the teen feel isolated in class or wherever the peer group belongs to.  

In most cases it has been observed that bullying starts at a pretty innocent age like in the junior classes. How many times we have come across instances where the kid complains that his lunch box has been emptied by the big fat boy in class or a pair of mischief makers. This usually happens when a meek kid brings some delicacies like ham sandwiches or fluffy potato pancakes. Kids whose parents do not pack such lunches that they crave for, hit out at the tiffin boxes of these soft-spoken meek and humble kids.  


Psychology Behind the Practice

It all starts from deprivation. In most cases bullies are always a negative lot who are not able to do well in class or are economically backward or fail to receive the care and attention from their parents in the manner that they wish to. It is then that they resort to bullying. It is more like – if I suffer, I will have other suffer too. And this is something that can be effectively be countered through self-confidence alone.

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Nicky bonje.4 years ago
The age at which kids are first bullied seems to be important Young children who are first bullied during their pre-teen years appear to be less negatively impacted in the long term than are children who are first bullied as teens.bullied as teens has more of long term social withdrawal and more reactivity to violence.
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Sharon Adams.4 years ago
The experience of being bullied can end up causing lasting damage to victims. It is not necessary to be physically harmed in order to suffer lasting harm. Words and gestures are quite enough.
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Kyla SS.4 years ago
I was bullied as a kid, and found the experience to be pretty ugly.The bullying I was subjected to occurred on the school bus. I'm middle aged now but I know that having lived through those experiences has shaped me as an adult, and not for the better.
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