Verbal bullying has been strongly induced in human beings creating a sincere inferiority in people. When a person thinks of bullying one majorly directs their thought to physical bullying, however bullying goes beyond the physical to include verbal. It may seem unusual but verbal bullying is just as irritating or harmful in different ways. In verbal bullying scenarios the aim or goal is to demean, frustrate or devalue the victim, while the aggressor seems to be powerful or greater or superiors. All verbal bullying focuses on generating a situation where the one bullied feels demean and the one doing it greater. This essay seeks to describe how verbal bullying has taken roots especially in people and concentrate mostly on girls and under age children,
In many scenarios verbal bullying is in girls and takes grater effect than in boys. Girls are more subtle to verbal bullying than boys since they use it as a social exclusion technique to show superiority or enough power over the victims. Also in boys, some use verbal bullying for dominance especially they use words when one wants to escape from trouble that can come with physical bullying. As a result it creates negative thinking among people’s ability. Many people who have been victims of verbal bullying are affected in different ways, it can affect ones image, or affect one emotionally or in psychological way. People who are subjects of verbal bullying experience low self esteem, paves way for depression among other problems. This may aggravate negative issues one might have faced in different places or even at home. In some instances verbal bullying can go beyond and victims might be riley depressed over the issue to a point of turning to a substance of abuse or worse enough suicide. Bullying by verbal means have great consequences and can result to something worse compared to physical. Words contain power and they come with effects both to the victim or the aggressor even if there is no pointing of fingers.
According to study, it shows that one out of ten internet users who surprisingly young people of age between ten and seventeen, are verbally abused both online and offline. Some are even verbally bullied to the extent of missing school or skiving lessons in order to avoid the wrath of being bullied by classmates or to an extend also teachers. Most of this verbal bullying takes place in modern schools or high school. In schools male usually take bullying physical as a way of showing superiority or power. While to their female counterparts they face off each other and spread irritating words to the victim or even spread rumors about the victim. As a result, talk is everywhere and girls feel inferior and hence creating enmity or depression. This continues in schools and yet it is difficult for teachers to notice the effects since there is no physical contact or harm done. It is easy to detect when a child or a person has been verbally bullies since one can show signs of being reluctant to do something or child being reluctant to go to school, complaining he or she is not liked by someone, in some the performance drops drastically and prolonged depression. All this can be avoided when one ignores the bully, take the information to authority to figure, remain civil or try to take closes of your friends.
In conclusion, verbal bullying is a way of making victims feel demean and others powerful by words. Majorly verbal bullying occurs to both gender and girls are the most subtle to it. Girls fulfill this bully through rumors or face each other and spread the words. This has its effects and can be dealt with if one remains civil, avoid the bully, concentrate on friends who do not demean them. Verbal bully is mostly in girls and persons using social media.