According to stopbullying.gov – Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behaviour among school aged children (and also adults) that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behaviour is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both children and adults who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.
An extract from a poem to commemorate International Stand Up to Bullying Day on 19th November:
Like a thorn in my side I’ve nowhere to hide You’ve got a sting in your tail And you’ll get me without fail Is it my hair, my size or my shoes? Whatever it is I’ll always lose Tell me what’s wrong I’m sure we can sort it out But you’d rather get angry, lash out and shout
Trials and tribulations are all part of life But why do I have to put up with your trouble and strife? You suppress and repress me and laugh at my woes I’d like to see how you’d react if someone bigger stepped on your toes
There’s a name for your kind you’re a B.U.L.L.Y.
Taken from #whoami by Bisi Akinola-Arutoghor