Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18Why Do Bullies Bully? Most students who bully do so for one or more of the following reasons. Power and Control – Bullies are often insecure people who are trying to show they are superior and powerful by controlling others. They often target students who are passive or shy—and less likely to stand up for themselves. Justice – Some students bully for revenge. They want to “get even” for something that’s happened. Jealousy – Students who are jealous of another’s success, status, or possessions sometimes bully to “bring others down.” Boredom – Some bullies are simply bored. They entertain themselves by harassing others, not stopping to think about what effect it might have. They may even think what they’re doing is clever or funny. Intolerance – Bullies are often intolerant of people who look or act different than they do. These bullies target those with different backgrounds, beliefs, or interests. To Impress Others – Some students bully to increase their status or to impress others, often bragging about what they’ve done. They think this will earn them admiration and respect. What’s the difference between teasing and bullying? Teasing is more playful and it occurs between people who generally like each other. In bullying situations, you see the following: 1. there is a power imbalance 2. it occurs repeatedly 3. there is an intention to do harm 5