Bully to elevate social status

The stereotype of the school bully preying upon the weak student isn’t much of a reality among today’s youth according to new research.  In a CNN study researchers surprisingly discovered there isn’t much difference between bullies and victims.  Most bullying reflects what they call “social combat”.  The prime motivation behind bullying appears to be social status. The higher students rise on the social ladder, the more they bully other students, and the more other students bully them.