Reasons Why Do People Bully?


Daryl Andrada, WHS Reporter

The month of October is the bullying prevention month. According to Stop Bullying government website, bullying is an aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Bullies intimidate others, physically, verbally, emotionally, mentally, and also happens online. Cyberbullying is a type of bullying that happens online. We all know that bullying is a problem in schools. But, why do people bully?

Insecurity is one reason why people bully others. They are jealous because they don’t have the material things that their victims have. The bully is jealous of his/her victim mainly because of popularity. If the victim is more popular than the bully, the bully will  try his/her best to intimidate and put the victim down. The bully has some problems at home. Maybe their parents physically and verbally abuse them. The person then turn into an aggressive person and hurt others. We need to understand them in this case. The bullies are lonely. One reason why people bully is lacking of attention. They feel like they aren’t important anymore. They are craving for attention to the point that they are hurting others. Maybe the bullies have been bullied before. They are a victim of bullying before, so they bully others as a way of revenge. We need to understand them. Instead of fighting them, deal with them in a good way by talking to them and show your kindness. 

Bullying happens naturally even in our school. It’s really hard to stop bullying, but we can lessen it. This article spreads awareness and show the reason why do people bully, so that we know how to counter them. We need to know the reason why before we make our move. Coyotes say no to bullying.