Bullying is the use of force, coercion , or threat, to abuse , aggressively dominate or intimidate. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the perception by the bully or by others of an imbalance of physical or social power. This imbalance distinguishes bullying from conflict. Bullying ranges from one-on-one, individual bullying through to group bullying, called mobbing , in which the bully may have one or more "lieutenants" who may be willing to assist the primary bully in their bullying activities.
All throughout high school, I was bullied. Online, to my face, through text. It was unbelievably unbearable. I felt as though I had no friends. I hated going to school, it was humiliating.
When I was at high school there was a period of time when I wore a pink T-shirt. I wore it because I thought it was cool. I even wore it with my cardigan before its unfortunate loss. I am sure, however, that the wearing of said shirt and cardy didn't contribute to any of the bullying I was the butt of. There were more than enough reasons for that: I was frail, pale, bespectacled, a reader, and ginger.
Bullying has been the subject of worldwide study for over four decades and is widely reported by social media. Despite this, the issue is a relatively new area of research in Brazil. This study analyzes academic literature addressing bullying produced in Brazil focusing on aspects that characterize this issue as a subtype of violence: gender differences, factors associated with bullying, consequences, and possible intervention and prevention approaches. The guiding question of this study was: what have Brazilian researchers produced regarding bullying among adolescents?