by Leann

    Have you ever been bullied before? Well, I know what's it's like. This article is about bullying. In this article, I'm going to talk about how bullies hurt others, how you can avoid them, and I will be interviewing people about how they feel about this topic.

     What are bullies exactly? Bullies are people who:

     Verbal, physical, emotional, and relational. What do these words have in common? These words describe different types of bullying. According to Cindy Miller and Cynthia Lowen, all of these types of bullying hurt people in their own ways. Verbal bullying is hurting people with words, such as constantly calling others names and threatening. This happens in real life, on the internet, and in texts. Physical bullying is harming a person by physically hurting them, getting into fights, stealing, and damaging someone’s property. Emotional bullying is a type of bullying that involves making someone feel bad about themselves. Emotional bullying includes name-calling, making rude gestures, and saying negative comments in real life, on the internet, and in texts. Finally, there is relational bullying. Relational bullying is closely related to emotional bullying. Relational bullying is associated with one's peers. Bullies may hurt people who are afraid of being rejected by their peers. It can recognized as excluding someone from a certain group, spreading rumors about someone, and even turning their friends against them. These types of bullying can affect people in different ways.

    There are some avoiding tactics that you can do to avoid bullies. Here are some examples:
    Bullying is a serious topic. To show how bullying can affect people, I’ve interviewed some people.:

People Interviewed:
How do you feel about bullying?
Have you ever been bullied? If so, why?
How did you overcome it?


Bullying is really unneccessary in the world. It's just terrible.

I got bullied in third grade to fourth grade. It was hard because the girl was close to my family.

I told my mom about it and she talked to the other girl's mom, and it just stopped.


It's unfair to people.Bullying should never be encouraged.

Yeah. I got bullied for several years because of my physical appearence.

I started too become a better person. I didn't respond to them and I just ignored them because I know that I'm a better person than they are.


I think it's wrong, I don't think it's a really bright thing to do.

Yes. It's because it started over a sticker issue.

The administrator found out and taked to the people who were involved. Everybody stopped talking and later on we became friends.

     Bullying is the biggest concern for children, and parents as they grow up. Also, as many as 70% of all young people have experienced some form of bullying.(beatbullying.org) So, I would like to add that if you see someone being bullied, try to stand up. You can go to a nearby adult or teacher and inform them of the situation. Thank you for reading my article.

Some of the information I used in this article came from these sources: