This is from U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Justice Programs – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. It talks about bullying can create criminals and criminal activities. It stats in schools, when bigger kids pray on the little or weak ones. Bullying can be expressed in 3 forms: Physical, verbal, and psychological. Bullying takes place more in males than females. It usually starts in emelentary grades, and persists in high school. In the United States, the NICHD (National Institute of Child Health Development) reported that 1.6 million children in 6-10 grades are bullied at least once a week, and 1.7 million children are the bullies. Some efects of bullism for the bullies it is hard to make social adjustments and unable to make friends. For the victims is the humiliations, lost of self essteem, and insecurity. These issues can continue until adulthood for the victims. Victims can suffer from depression or have mental health issues such as schizophrenia, and suicide.
Bullying behavior is linked to antisocial behavior such as vandalism, fighting, use of drugs, shoplifting, vandalism, etc.
Professor Dan Olweus in Norway and Sweden suggests: ” bullying can lead to criminal behavior later in life: 60 percent of males who were bullies in grades 6 through 9 were convicted of at least one crime as adults, compared with 23 percent of males who did not bully; 35 to 40 percent of these former bullies had three or more convictions by age 24, compared with 10 percent of those who did not bully.”
SO, What causes kids to bully?. It is said that starts at HOME with the PARENTS. Bullies usually are physical abused at home, or see any type of violence within family members, or they don’t have any attention or love from their parents. So they need to take their stress to others.