What is bullying exactly?
Bullying is the use of force, threat or coercion to abuse, intimidate or aggressively dominate others. Their behavior is usually repeated, very few bullies do it once to see what it’s like. It’s very much habitual for a bully.
A good example of this is to cast your mind back to your school days, I’m sure you’ll all agree there was a least one bully in your school and was a bully from start to finish during your years at school or at least till someone put them in their place! When that happens, the bully realizes he picked on the wrong person and is never really thought of in the same intimidating way again having been knocked off his pedestal.
The sense of power bullying gives them leads them to the unrealistic belief that they seriously think they are popular as they nearly always have a group of sheep-like followers walking in their shadow, but if truth be known none or very few of the sheep-like followers truly respect or even like the bully as a person. Bullies are some of the least liked people around.
Bullies are cowards!
Bullies come in 4 different types; verbal, emotional, cyber and the physical abusive type is one many kids have to deal with, although kids can be hurt without the physical type though; Do you remember the old saying “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can`t hurt me?” This saying is certainly not true at all, names might not physically hurt you but mentally they certainly can and make a kids life a misery.
Bullies sadly are everywhere and come in all shapes, sizes, races, nationalities, religions and all ages, from school to the work place, family and beyond, but the one thing they all have in common is one simple fact; they are all cowards!
They are so unhappy with their own worthless lives they must pick on someone who they consider an easy target to make their own miserable lives seem more important.
The victims are often quiet people, small or over-weight people, basically, someone who is self-conscious about the way they look or someone who simply won’t fight back are always potential victims of bullies.
How we are trying to help
Here at the Backyard Gym we are running an ongoing campaign to try and help young kids overcome this terrible issue by giving them the confidence and skills to protect themselves.
It`s one thing to know what to do, but, it`s another thing entirely to have the confidence to stand up to a bully and use those skills. That’s why I believe we have developed the all-around package for kids to successfully be able to do both and live their lives free of bullying.
Have you been the victim of bullying? If so, how did you deal with the situation? Whatever you did, did that method you used work for you?