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Why girls bully

One girl bullying another.

Young women tease one another, spread rumors, and pick fights to be mean. Why? For most people, bullying is a way to feel better about themselves, feel important, and control other people. Young women also think they will be popular if they make fun of others and spread gossip. What they don’t know is that bullying is not cool!

Young women bully:

  • To get attention
  • To get what they want
  • To gain respect
  • To become more popular
  • To feel better about themselves
  • To punish people they are jealous of
  • Because they think it’s fun to hurt others’ feelings
  • Because others are doing it


Content last reviewed April 15,2014
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