Bullying in Schools

Illustration No 3 kindleMany people think that remarks made with bullying most commonly target intelligence and are meant to demean a person. Studies suggest, however, that the most recurrent insults used while bullying are about a child’s apparent sexual orientation. As ridiculous as this sounds, this is the most common subject children tease one another.


Bullying can occur no matter what socioeconomic class a child fits. Many upper-class schools have bullying problems because children feel as though they are better than others and try to show how much power they have over children they perceive as weaker than them.


Many people also have the bullying misconception that bullying occurs only in lower class neighborhoods and schools. Not the case, and plenty of bullying cases occur in high-class neighborhoods and schools.


Children from 9-13 years old are the most likely ages to bully. Children in this age group are just beginning to face stress in school and the pressure to fit in, so bullying becomes a common way of coping with these problems.


Another bullying misconception is that the male gender are the only ones being the bully, is also wrong. Boys do bully more than girls, but girls can also be the victim of a bully.


Bullying among boys is often physical where girls tend to use emotional bullying by saying mean things and spreading rumors to embarrass people. Both types of bullying can have demoralizing effects on bullying victims and leave them with self-esteem problems and a lifetime of self-doubt.


Bullies are not insecure children attempting to make up for their problems like people once thought. Bullying may be a way that children seek to dominate others and assert their power. Thinking that bullying is a normal part of childhood and that the victim should toughen up is perhaps the most conventional view of bullying and the biggest bullying delusion.


Thinking this way can have grave consequences for both victims and bullies. Bullying should not be allowed and letting a bully continue picking on others just reinforces their behavior and sets them up to continue making poor choices for the rest of their lives.


A bullying misconception is that bullies have low self-esteem. Many bullies are popular and are very confident. Children who often bully act in conjunction with their friends and use bullying as a way to fit in with them. Children who have friends and like to be in control will bully others as a way to assert their power and impress their friends, although in the wrong way.


Another bullying misconception is that bullying most commonly occurs in high school rather than in younger children. Studies have shown that bullying occurs at all ages, but the most common years are in middle school, not high school or elementary school.


Finding socially unacceptable faults such as these make some children easier targets for bullying. There are many bullying misconceptions and truly understanding what bullying is will help to stop and prevent it.

Help prevent bullying. Educate your child as young as possible on the subject of bullying and teach them that it’s not acceptable in society as it destroys a person’s self-esteem.

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Pete’s Monster ~ My New Friend

Pete’s Monster My New Friend, is a continuation from the first book called Pete’s Monster.

In the first book, the story ends with Pete escorts the Blue Monster to live in his older brother George’s bedroom. Even though the Blue Monster had not caused Pete any harm or concern for him to be afraid of the Blue Monster. Pete wanted the Monster out from under his bed and George’s room seemed the obvious place for the Monster to stay.

It wasn’t till in the second book, Pete’s Monster ~ My New Friend, that we watch a friendship grow.

PETE's MONSTER_My New Friend COVER resizedThe Blue Monster knocks at Pete’s bedroom door one night and asks to return to sleeping under Pete’s bed. Pete is happy that the Monster wants to come back as he missed his companion, the Blue Monster. His new friend.

Pete leaves his bedroom after lights out against his Mother’s orders. He goes into the kitchen to get his new Monster friend something to eat, after the Monster tells Pete that he is hungry.

Pete’s Monster ~ My New Friend is also a rhyming storybook. It subtly and creatively covers the topic of friendship and was created to inform children at an early age that a friend can be of any size, shape or color.

The moral in the first Pete’s Monster book is that you should never lash out and hurt anyone, (bullying) because the true person who gets hurt the most could end up being you as you could be labeled as a bully at school and no one will want to be your friend.


Please enjoy reading Pete’s Monster and if you have any questions, please contact us.

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