Bullying – Predicting Who Will be a Bully, Victim or Both

Which kid will become a bully? We might be able to predict.


“Johnny called me a name.”

“Billy took the ball away from me and wouldn’t give it back.”

“Casey told a joke about me and everyone laughed.”

Unless certain other factors are at play, I would say NO, these specific situations are not bullying. You may have answered yes and are wondering why I disagree. Let’s first define bullying.


According to most scholars who study bullying, there are some common ideas about what it truly looks like:

  • It is done on purpose
  • It is done repeatedly
  • It is negative or harmful
  • It is done to a victim who is less powerful
  • It is intense
  • It is unprovoked

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The Penny Predicament

BookCoverImage From createspaceComing May 1, 2016

Jake King stars in another Coin Chronicles Novel – The Penny Predicament. Check out his latest adventure:

What would a 12-year-old boy do to help save his family from financial ruin? In Jake King’s case, he’d do just about anything. But uncertainty sets in as his plans go awry, his friendships start to fail and his faith takes a few hits. Finding a rare coin worth a fortune might be the answer. But what if it’s not real? Will Jake lose his best friend and his family’s future at the same time? Only God knows and, hopefully, he’ll let Jake in on it.

Available on Amazon.com