Changing Face of Bullying

Who, how, and what is a bully today?
Rahman Mohamed

When you think of a bully the first image that often comes to mind is the school bully, the biggest boy in the school yard who’s holding up the little guy’s collar and demanding lunch money.  There’s more to bullying than the big boy.

A bully is a blustering, browbeating person, especially one who is habitually cruel, insulting, or threatening to others who are weaker, smaller.  Whether it’s the stereotypical schoolyard boy or the mean boss who makes others work over time, traditionally it refers to a single individual who makes life harder for others.  Today bullying is categorized in multiple forms.  The bully can be an individual or a group that makes life hard for someone or a group, the victim.

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Let Bieber Be

He’s still a kid
Rahman Mohamed

So, it’s been reported now that Justin Bieber’s plane has been held up in New Jersey because there was the smell of pot.  This is after he was mug shot in Canada and America for alleged charges of DUI and assault.  He’s been in the media spotlight for going to a nightclub a day after turning himself in to a Police station in Toronto and receiving more than 100,000 signatures on a White House petition for deportation.  Isn’t he still a teenager?

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