Facts that make bullies reconsider their behavior include the increased likelihood of suicide for bullying victims, the increased likelihood of developing depression and the decrease in academic performance. Having a mediation session with a bully and explaining the harmful effects of bullying help him realize how destructive his teasing is.
Asking a school administrator to intervene in bullying is useful, as he can explain how victims of bullying are two to nine times more likely to commit suicide than their peers, according to Yale University. Additionally, he can let the bully know that children who suffer from bullying are much more likely to suffer from feelings of isolation, rejection, exclusion and despair.
Many bullies honestly do not realize that bullying leads to a lack of friends as well as physical symptoms, such as chronic pains, headaches or stomach aches. Over 3.2 million students are bullied each year, with 160,000 teens skipping school every day because of bullying. Bringing self-awareness to a bully is key in stopping him from hurting others.