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No parent ever wants to see his or her child suffer at the hands of a bully. What’s worse is when a parent discovers their own child becoming the bullies themselves. According to statistics, New Zealand is reported to have the second-highest rate of bullying out of fifty-one countries. In fact, one survey taken by the Programme for International Student Assessment reveals that 6.7% of students reported to being bullied by others, while 6.3% said other students have destroyed personal items that belonged to them.

This leaves us to question what actually causes bullying. The reasons behind bullying can be complex to understand. There are a number of factors that can lead to negative behaviour and some people find themselves becoming a bully without realizing it. While one common misconception of bullies is their lack of self-esteem, studies prove otherwise. In fact, according to a study from UCLA bullies actually have extremely high self-esteem.

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