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Student bullying is considered as mental or physical harassmentintimidation oppression or abuse to a student by another student whoappears to be stronger than the victim or by a group of students It cantake various forms which include stealing hitting mocking socialexclusion threatening or teasing A bully is someone who practicesthese acts very often and claims that he was aggravated whenever hesheis caught in the act of bullying Elliot 2 Student bullying isdeveloped from many different factors that begin in early childhoodmorals not being taught social norms impoverished families poorsocioeconomic neighborhoods and communities with few positive linksThe prevalence of bullying varies from one country to another with theage of the respondent being the determinant Olweus 10 Research hasbeen done internationally to prove this phenomenon For example theprevalence rate of victimization in the USA was 19 among the studentswho were attending elementary schools According to the NationalHousehold Educational Survey 1999 12 of students in USA reportedbeing victimized while 8 reported being bullied In another separatenational study of bullying 13 of sixth graders reported that they werevictims of bullying at least once a week 10 of the overall studentbody reported being responsible for bullying others The level ofbullying was twice as high in middle school students as in high schoolstudents Garrett 5In Norway 15 of students were involved in bullying and victimizationproblems 9 of those interviewed reported being victims of bullyingwhile 7 reported being bullied by older colleagues Olweus 15 InGreat Britain 27 of primary school students and 10 of secondaryschool students reported being bullied while 12 of primary schoolstudents and 6 of secondary school students reported that they hadbullied others Olweus 20 To show that bullying is present andvarying in many learning institutions estimates of the percentage ofthe bullied students and the bullying students have varied acrossstudies and researches depending on the age of the sampled students Insummary bullying in the middle aged students has been ranging from 6to 20 Research reports have also been
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