A YouTube video, uploaded on May 12, showed a bully getting a dose of his own medication when the kid he bullied beat him up.
The video appears to be in a school hallway. One student looks to taunt a smaller child and throw a punch at him. However, the smaller child of the two picks the bully up and body-slams him to the ground and proceeds to hit him in the face.
In the 26-second video, the big kid lays there motionless – it’s not known if he was knocked out or injured.
Since May 15, it has more than 100,000 hits. It’s not known where or in what school this incident took place. However, many people suspect it happened in the United States.
According to information from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, bullying is the unwelcome, aggressive behavior in school-aged children that entails any real or alleged imbalance in power. It’s a repetitive, or the possibility of repetitive, behavior. Bullying can come in the form of spreading rumors, making threats, attacking somebody verbally or physically and purposely excluding somebody from a group.
StopBullying.gov noted the following:
The Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Education in 2014 released an initial federal standard meaning of bullying for surveillance and research. It found that the primary elements of bullying included the unwelcome aggressive behavior, the supposed or observed imbalance of power and the constant bullying behaviors.
It went on to say there were various modes and kinds of bullying – two modes and four kinds:
· Two Modes – direct and indirect (in the presence of targeted youth vs. indirect communication of target)
· Four Kinds – verbal, physical, relational and property damage
According to statistics, 1 in 4 students in the U.S. has been bullied at one time or another in school – mostly in middle school. Although 49 states have some type of anti-bullying legislation in place, bullying itself isn’t unlawful, and there are currently no federal laws for bullying.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services said the bullying behavior stopped when adults responded swiftly and on a regular basis.
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