I think bullying is more common amongst kids than adults. As a kid going to school it’s like a vicious cycle that often repeats itself day after day. Adults may say mean things to each other, but usually, they can walk away from a conflict. Kids get stuck at school and are forced to let the conflict escalate until it leads to a fight.
Kids don’t need much to go off of to start bullying another student. Sometimes it’s what they’re wearing, who they hang out with, or how much money their parents make that sets a child up to be bullied at school. If a student tells a teacher it often makes things worse and adds fuel to the fire. Once bullying starts it continues behind the teacher’s back and can lead to daily fights. Usually a group of kids against a single child with a target on his back.
As an adult most bullying ends in a yelling match, or a one-on-one fight at the most. An educated person can avoid a physical conflict by walking away, and being the bigger person. As an adult, it’s usually an isolated incident that can lead to a fight if the person keeps it going. Although in some situations fighting is the only way out, but after the fight it’s over. An adult isn’t required to walk back into the situation. Like a student is forced to go to school and face the problem every day.
As a child, every day can become a punishment, and there is no way out of it. The conflict is there every day. Returning to school isn’t about learning anymore. It’s about avoiding the bullies or getting into a fight intentionally. Eventually, the Childs back is against the wall, and after fighting it might stop if you hit the right person. The words might stop after the student fights back, or there might be a fight for the next day and the day after that. It’s much easier for a child to fall into a bullies trap, and get stuck there. These are also the children other kids learn to stay away from, or even join in with the bullies. Some kids struggle every day they go to school, but adults simply walk away from bullies.