We MITR think there is a big difference between children and teenagers :-
1. Their age
2. Child age is free from worries where as in teenage we have many tensions regarding our studies and career what is more in teen age period our life undergo many physical and hormonal changes…
3. Teen bullying is more likely to result in violent acts than bullying in childhood.
Differences Between Child and Teenage Bullying
Children who are bullied have higher rates of depression, low self esteem and anxiety, according to us. Although bullying can look different when you compare elementary school to high school, signs that your child is being bullied at any age can include poor grades, trouble sleeping, and a reluctance to go to school. Understanding the differences between child and teen bullying can help you understand the ways you can assist your child and help put an end to the bullying.
According to professionals, in the past, bullying tended to peak in middle school and then decrease throughout the teenage years, but the prevalence of cyberbullying has changed that. Although bullying in childhood might include more physical and verbal altercations, bullying in teenagers is likely to include more instances of cyberbullying and harassment. Additionally, teenage bullying is more likely to include sexual harassment and instances of social exclusion.
Although the severity of bullying instances varies according to the children involved, MayoClinic.com states that teen bullying results in higher rates of fighting and weapon carrying. While bullying in children might end with a playground altercation or not culminate in any physical confrontation at all, teen bullying is more likely to result in violent acts. MayoClinic.com also indicates that victims of teen bullying are more likely to be suicidal or experiment with alcohol and drugs.
Although each child is different, a teenager who is being bullied might be more reluctant to come forward and tell an adult about the bullying. This might be because of a fear of embarrassment among peers. In the case of cyberbullying, a reluctance to come forward can also be due to a fear of losing cell phone or internet privileges or privacy.
Follow up with your child and ask her about the situation regularly to determine if any further actions need to be taken. If she is being bullied in early to middle childhood, a solution might include moving the bully out of her class or having a friend walk with her to school. For a teenager, blocking the bully on her phone and on social media sites might help. Talk with a guidance counselor to find out about effective ways you can stop the bullying in your child’s situation.