You might be feeling highly stressed or angry. Let's face it, children can encounter many difficulties - e.g. personal tragedies such as a car accident, learning difficulties, sexual, emotional or physical abuse - and you may need to release your discomfort by jumping into a fight with the bully. If you are tense, hyperactive, frustrated or irritated, you make good bully fodder. Although it's useful to manipulate a bully to release your frustrations and blame someone else, it can boomerang back. The negative feedback reinforces your poor self-esteem, exacerbates the situation, and you are bullied again. Maybe you decide to ignore the bully, but once the pressure builds, you explode and fight back. This is when teachers who have seen nothing else blame you.
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