Boys and Girls Bully Differently We all know bullying happens in school. Some people may have been bullied, and some people may not. Either way, bullying isn’t okay. Studies show that girls and boys bully differently. Today I am here to explain the different ways why boys and girls bully differently. First off, let’s start with girls. In the article “Boys and Girls Pick Up Harmful Stereotypes Very Young, Study Says,” by Agence France-Presse, it states that girls are expected to stay close to their homes quietly accept what others say or tell them to do, or even do to them. In the article, “The Problem With Bullies,” by Sean Price, the author claims that girls bullies use back biting, social exclusion, spreading fake rumors, etc. Maybe why one way that girls bully the way they do is because they don’t have as much freedom as boys do. For example, some people expect girls to be like pretty little princesses, but not everyone is like that. Maybe a girl bully acts the way she does because what if they’ve been sexually abused before? Some girls tend to be more gullible and earning. This mostly makes girls an easy target to take advantage of or bully. Girls have things in common, like social media, etc. Some girls may spread fake rumors because they’re jealous of another girl. Backbiting is talking behind someone’s back which isn’t good. Lots of girls tend to do that a lot for some reason. Maybe they’re too scared to say it to the actual person. Either way the person they’re talking about will find out one way or another. Based on both articles, girls bully the way they do because girls tend to be more passive and are taught to quietly accept what others tell them to do. In conclusion, I would say girls bully the way they bully because they’re jealous of one another, or don’t have another freedom at home they lash out their anger on other girls. Boys. Let’s just get straight to the point. Boys are boys, like come on. In “The Problem With Bullies,” by Sean Price, the author claims that boys tend to use threats and physical violence. I can see why. I have two nephews at home, and they love to fight with each other, in a good way! In the article “Boys and Girls Pick Up Harmful Stereotypes Very Young, Study Says,” by Agence France-Presse, it says that boys are encouraged to spend time outside of the home on their own. As some of you may know, boys also have things in common. For example, some boys like wrestling, super heroes (I love super super heroes as well haha), sports, etc. Sports, yes! Take football, boys get super aggressive trying to steal the ball from the other team. Reason why? Because that’s their goal. Growing up, boys are taught to be tough and protect their siblings, or loved ones. Another fact from the article “Boys and Girls Pick Up Harmful Stereotypes Very Young, Study Says,” by Agence France-Presse, states that stereotypes that emphasize physical strength and independence can make boys more likely to become involved with drugs and violence. Sadly, this is true! If you don’t know this, I don’t know what you’re doing man. You’re living under a rock or something. Conclusion. In conclusion, boys and girls bully in different ways because we are trained to behave differently based on our gender. This societal programming runs over into everything we do, including bullying. No matter how it looks, though, it’s not ok to bully. So, boys and girls, take a deep breath and chill out—let’s all treat each other with kindness.