Bullying is considered a destructive and aggressive behavior. But does it serve a purpose? We speak with an expert who says bullying is a way to gain social capital.
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This is sort of a video, but more just audio of an article that I found very relaibale and informatonal. The title of the article drew me in. Does Bullying serve a purpose? This question really made me interested in reading/listening in the article. There is no one reason why people bully. It is important to distinguish between bullying and just being mean. Bullying is a campaign assault against someone. I think that while being a student for the past 18 years, I have seeen bullying first hand and it is very upsetting to see this. The incentive to bullying and social status is important amoung group members that are performing in this bullying. Another interesting thing mentioned in the article was cyber bullying. I think that in todays society this is really on the rise and becoming a major problelm. You see children on the news almost every week that have hurt themselves due to being bullied. To me this is unacceptable. Maturity has seen to help with bullying stopping. I feel that this makes sense, as people grow up and mature they seem to grow out of this bullying. Although as adults bullying is still seen. From listening to this article is will help me in my future as a teacher and as a person as I grow up and begin to have a family.