The Side Jawn - Bullies are Cowards


08-11-2022 • 1 hr 53 mins

Side Jawn Season 2 Episode 18: Bullies Are Cowards Intro: Dennis: Welcome to the Side Jawn. I am your host Dennis the Ignoranthinkerspodcast Holmes, and I am joined by my co-host Sharon the Chocolate Girrrrrrl! (Say it right Dennis!) How you doing Chocolate Girl? Sharon: Tells how she is and how her week went. Asks Dennis how he is doing? Dennis: talks about his week. Dennis: We talking about bullies this week. We just finished National Bullying Awareness Month in October. Bullying is something that appears to be getting worse instead of better. So Chocolate Girl give us those stats you were talking about. Sharon: Let's first talk about What bullying is not single episodes of social rejection or dislike single episode acts of nastiness or spite random acts of aggression or intimidation mutual arguments, disagreements or fights. To be clear bullying is to seek to harm, intimidate, or coerce (someone perceived as vulnerable). More clearly, the deliberate misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behavior that intends to cause physical, social and/or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power, or perceived power, over one or more persons who feel unable to stop it from happening. Bullying can happen in person or online, via various digital platforms and devices and it can be obvious (overt) or hidden (covert). Bullying behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Youth bullying is any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another kid or group of kids, who are not siblings or current dating partners, that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance, and is repeated multiple times or is highly likely to be repeated. Bullying may inflict harm or distress on the targeted youth including physical, psychological, social, or educational harm. Some of these facts are astonishing: 1. More than half of people under 25 have experienced bullying at some point. 2. 20% of people surveyed, said that they often experienced verbal bullying. 3. 24% of young people are worried about getting abuse online 4. People with a physical disability, are unfortunately more likely to experience bullying than a person without a physical disability. #NotCool 5. 5% of people surveyed, said that they constantly experienced physical bullying. 6. Social exclusion is a form of bullying. That means, when your mates leave you out on purpose to hurt your feelings, they are indirectly bullying you. 7. More than a third of people go on to develop Social Anxiety and Depression as a direct result of bullying. 8. Almost a quarter of those who have been bullied have had suicidal thoughts. 9. Guys are more likely to bully someone than anyone else. 10. Those who bully are far more likely to have experienced stressful and traumatic situations in recent times. 11. Of those who bullied daily, 58% had experienced the death of a relative. 12. Bullying is not an identity, it is a learnt behaviour – find out more about that here. 13. The #1 most common reason why people experience bullying is because of attitudes towards their appearance, with attitudes towards hobbies & interests and clothing coming in close at second and third place. 14. 69% of people have admitted to doing something abusive to another person online 15. 62% of people said they were bullied by a classmate 16. People who identify as LGBT+ are more likely to experience bullying. 17. 26% of people reported experiencing cyberbullying in the past 12-months. (2019) 18. More than a quarter of people have had suicidal thoughts as a result of cyberbullying. 19. 35% of people have sent a screenshot of someone’s status to laugh at in a group chat. #ShadyOnlineBehaviour 20. Almost two-thirds of people agreed that social networks don’t do enough to combat cyberbullying. 21. 44% of people under 25 said that ‘real-life’ means ‘only things that happen offline.’ Sharon: asks Dennis --- Support this podcast: