Bullying in schools is a major problem, and while the focus is often on the victims, it’s important to understand why children become bullies. I believe this behavior stems from how they are treated by their family members at home. The root of bullying can be attributed to the familial environment where relationships lack love and attention, hindering emotional expression and ultimately leading to children becoming bullies.
Parents who lack supervision or attentiveness towards their children may remain oblivious to their kids’ participation in bullying and the resulting harm inflicted upon others. Additionally, if children observe their parents partaking in bullying actions, they may imitate such behavior and perceive screaming, judging, and teasing other children as acceptable conduct. Moreover, siblings play a crucial role in educating younger children on the subject of bullying.
It is important for parents to be aware of their actions at home in order to provide a positive role model for their children. If younger siblings witness older siblings participating in bullying, they may copy this behavior in an attempt to gain their approval. As a result, parents should show affection and concern towards their children, ask about their feelings, and make sure they are doing well in school while addressing any discomfort they may feel.