Originally posted by Shwets1502
#Courage Yes..they want to exercise their power and control over others. But at such an young age is what is surprising. It is definitely possible..there are kids who like to bully their younger siblings...but to do that to some other young boy in the school definitely needs the courage.
#Mental state Yes. The kid's mental state is very fragile and they are actually easy picking for the bullying boys. Parents and teachers have to play a huge role in helping that kid come out of that state instead of making things worse for them.
#Ragging Yes..ragging is another extreme which is taken seriously by colleges but it is not been able to be banned completely. Schools too shud take actions and steps to see that things like bullying does not happen in school
I'd have to disagree with your first point.
See, when a person bullies another individual, they're doing something they shouldn't be doing,...personally, I won't look at it as courage, rather as cowardice, but that's my personal opinion.
It's often easier for kids these age to be swayed and turn extremely mean towards another individual. Mostly because the kids are unsure about the line between right and/or wrong, they are unsure whether they should stand up and say "no" to the bully, and they are also scared that if they don't encourage/support the bully, they may be the butt of the joke for their whole schooling time - something no kid wants.
Also the "bystander affect"...no one wants to be the first person to stand up for what's right...so they let the victim experience the pain.
I am sure that the child bullying Sunny may have his own problems or whatever, but I won't label his need for wanting to make Sunny feel inferior as courage...
He knows that Sunny won't tell anyone, he knows he's got the power...all of this is feeding into his mind and making him continue to torment the child.
It's also the bully's own fear of the control slipping away that makes him do more terrible things and constantly remind Sunny that the bully is in control.
Edited by Krani - 06 July 2013 at 8:14am