Friday, May 15, 2015

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Prior to reviewing the key characteristics of those children who are bullied and those who bully others, an important issue that Garandeau and Cillessen [139] have highlighted is that in each school class there are rarely more than one or two children who are bullied.

This has served to reinforce the notion that the person who is being bullied must have done something wrong, or possesses some negative personality traits that encourages the rest of the group to reject them, resulting in lack of empathy on the part of the group towards them and the ‘illusion of the single target’ [198]. 

For example, it has commonly been argued  that both covert and overt bullying are selectively directed at certain children who tend to be anxious, cautious, sensitive, with low self-esteem [199] or who are considered by the group to have ‘unattractive’ physical [200-202], behavioural  [203; 204] , or social-cultural [39] features, such as obesity, physical disability, arrogance, or who belong to a different ethnic group.

On the contrary, it has been argued that in the case of relational aggression and covert bullying, the person who is initiating the bullying is likely to feel more protected if there is only one person being bullied.

This Is because If several members of the class were collectively being attacked they would feel more empathy towards the person being bullied and would be more likely to support them, so it is in their best interest to target only one person.

Australian Covert Bullying Prevalence Study
Edith Cowan University 2009


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