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Those who are at risk of being bullied may have one or more risk factors 1,2,3: Are seen as different from their peers (e.g., overweight, underweight, wear their hair differently, wear different clothing or wear glasses, or come from a different race/ethnicity) Are seen as weak or not able to defend themselves. Although bullying can occur among individuals of any weight, overweight and underweight children tend to be at higher risk for bullying. Next to this, Bowes et al showed that early socioenvironmental factors such as domestic violence and problems with neighbors are associated with children’ risk for becoming involved in bullying. Evidence on the association of other early possible risk factors like motor functioning and parental mental health and involvement in bullying later on, is fully lacking.
Believe it or not, there is more than one cause for bullying. In fact, a lot of factors come into play such as the community, peers, the school, the individual and the individual’s family. The major risk factors of bullying are multiple and are associated with the individual, but also linked to the socio-family. environment; parental physical abuse. Generally, children who are bullied have one or more of the following risk factors: Are perceived as different from their peers, such as being overweight or underweight, wearing glasses or different clothing, being new to a school, or being unable to afford what kids consider “cool” Are perceived as weak or unable to defend themselves.
Risk factors for being the victim of bullying include having low understanding of emotional or social interactions, a tendency to become upset easily, or already suffering from anxiety or depression. Actual or perceived obesity of the victim is also a risk factor. Being underweight is slightly associated with being bullied. Generally, children who are bullied have one or more of the following risk factors: Are perceived as different from their peers, such as being overweight or underweight, wearing glasses or different clothing, being new to a school, or being unable to afford what kids consider “cool” Are perceived as weak or unable to defend themselves.
Community Risk Factors Community violence Concentrated neighborhood disadvantage (e.g., high poverty, high unemployment rates, and high density of. Risk clusters for any, moderate, and frequent bullying differ. Children who fight and carry weapons are at highest risk of any bullying.
Weapon-carrying, smoking, and alcohol use are included in the highest risk clusters for moderate and frequent bullying.
List of related literature:
|from Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry|
|from Foundations and Adult Health Nursing E-Book|
|from School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text|
|from The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development|
|from Handbook of Peer Interactions, Relationships, and Groups, Second Edition|
|from How to be assertive in any situation|
|from Social Work Practice with Children, Fourth Edition|
|from Health Opportunities Through Physical Education|
|from Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology|
|from The Nature of School Bullying: A Cross-national Perspective|