Not surprisingly, a bully is likely to have an aggressive attitude. Olweus, supra, at 34. He will probably have a positive attitude toward violence and a strong self-image. Id. Typically, he will be of average popularity and often will be surrounded by a small group of friends who support him. Id. at 35.
"The bullies don't do well later on." Macklem, supra,
at 42. Despite his center position in the school social hierarchy, the
impact of being the bully will leave a lasting adverse mark.
Perpetrators of bullying report being sad most days, and have somewhat
the same depressive symptoms as victims. Glew, supra, at 1030
("Students who felt unsafe and sad most days had 2.5 and 1.5 times the
odds of being a bully ..."). Bullies themselves typically have more
health problems and a poorer emotional adjustment than students not
involved in bullying. Nansel, supra, at 733-34; Macklem, supra, at 43; Glew, supra, at 1031.
Females who bully are more likely to have hostile inter-personal interactions in their adulthood. Macklem, supra, at 43. They also may have more trouble adjusting to the role of parent than students who were not bullies. Id.
behavior may simply be the beginning of an antisocial behavioral
pattern that will endure during the tormentor's entire life. Id.
at 42. Those students who start bullying early on in their academic
lives are more likely to assault or sexually harass their classmates in
high school. Id. As young people continue to grow up, bullying may be a precursor to violence in dating. Id. at 43.
"Bullies and bully-victims [but not victims] consistently reported significantly more frequent alcohol use." Nansel, supra, at 734; Olweus, supra, at 35-36
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