Bullying is a problem that has been going in all societies for years.There is always that one person out there who will badger someone, andthere are always victims who will be tormented by bullying. Have you everwondered why some people bully? How victims suffer? There are manypsychological problems associated with bullying for the bully, the victim,and the bystander.There are many psychological theories as to why a person may bully.Some of these theories involve family problems, social problems, andconfidence problems. For example, did you know someone may bullysimply because of lack of understanding? That's right. Someone maybully just because they don't understand that it hurts the victim. A bigpsychological reason for bullying is that the bully wants power. "Nowwhy does someone need to bully for that?", you may ask. The answer issimple. They either have insecurities themselves, or they want to look"cool" in front of everyone else.Someone who is a victim of bullying may suffer from many psycho-logical effects. These psychological problems may range from loweredself esteem, to utter depression, to suicide. One way to prevent lowered selfesteem is to know that what the bully is saying is not true! Bullies harasssimply because you are there. Never believe what they say, and try to thinkpositive, not negative. You might say, "Well, suicide doesn't happenthat often, right?" It actually happens a lot more than you think it does.Did you know suicide is the leading cause of death among 13 year olds?Although their problems may not be as severe, a bystander may alsosuffer psychologically from bullying, especially if the victim is severelyharmed. A bystander may suffer psychologically from bullying becausethey may feel guilty or they may feel depressed because they didn't stick upfor the victim. The bystander may also suffer from lowered self esteem.They may blame themselves for what happened. One reason a bystandermay not stand up for a victim is because they too may also feel intimidatedby the bully.Bullying is a major problem in schools all around the world. Peopleare being hurt emotionally, physically, and mentally. When you see someonebeing bullied, I sincerely hope you step in to help. Now you know whypeople bully, and how it affects their victims and the bystanders who watch.As you have seen, the psychological effects of bullying are numerous.