Some bullying is spite. The person is angry or afraid and they don’t’ know how to express that emotion or they are unable to (impotent) and their emotion comes out as spiteful behavior.
How long does it take? Well, are you dealing with someone who is in control of their behavior or not? If they are, a few days to a few weeks tops. If they aren’t, it can take longer.
Do not bully the bully. It doesn’t work. Not only that, if we allow bullying to escalate to the point that a victim thinks their only option is to fight back, we’ve failed!
Allison Corr created a wonderful comic called, The Bully – see – http://allisonillustration.tumblr.com/post/93320197050/the-bully-this-comic-i-made-over-a-year-ago-but What’s nice about this comic is that it illustrates the fact, yes fact, that often bullies are …