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What is Bullying

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Explore the information below to learn more about bullying. There are frequently asked questions and definitions to help educate the public. It is our belief that a well informed society, will be less likely to take part in bullying if they are completely aware of its negative effects.

Types of Bullying

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Cyberbullying

Is when a child, preteen, or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated embarrassed, or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen, or teen using the Internet, interactive digital technology or mobile phones.

Physical Bullying

Occurs when a person uses overt bodily acts to gain power over peers. Physical bullying can include kicking, punching, hitting or other physical attacks.

Verbal Bullying

Occurs when someone uses language to gain power over his or her peer. The verbal makes use of relentless insults and teasing to bully his or her peers. For instance, a verbal bully may make fun of a peers lack physical capabilities, may tease a peer for being a "dumbies" or "nerd", and/or may call a peer names based on appearance.

Indirect Bullying

Includes spreading rumors or stories about someone, telling others about something that was told to you in private, and excluding others from groups.

Intimidation

Is when a bully threatens that person enough to make him or her do what the bully wants.

Social Alienation

Is when a bully excludes someone from group on purpose. It also includes a bully spreading rumors, and also making fun of someone by pointing out their differences.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is bullying?

There are many different types of bullying. But the general definition is a victim being verbally or physically abused by another person. However you can learn more by exploring the definitions above.

What are the different types of bullying?

There are many type of bullying which include Cyber, Physical, Verbal, Indirect, Intimidation, and Social Alienation. See above for more specific definitions.

How common is bullying?

All over the world people have to deal with bullying.

What is the difference between girls and boys experience with bullying?

Boys experience with bullying is more physical then any other type of bullying. As for a girls experience it is more verbal, social and psychological.

Is there a certain type of person to be characterized as a bully victim?

Anyone can be a bully victim, but there are some characteristics and factors which make it more likely.

Why don't bully victims report or tell others about being bullied?

here are a variety of reasons, they can be afraid or feel as they have failed because they cant deal with bully themselves.

How are bystander feeling as they witness bullying?

Some seem to be upset but there are some who enjoy watching.

Do bullies have problems later in life?

They tend be involved in violent activity, alcohol and drugs. Later in life they become violent towards their mates and have criminal record.

Do bully victims have health problems later in life?

Bully victims tend to have a lot of stress related health problem. Such as fatigue, anxiety, depression, immune system, suppression, IBS, aches, pains, numbness and panic attics.

CyberBullying

Is when a child, preteen, or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated embarrassed, or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen, or teen using the Internet, interactive digital technology or mobile phones.

Physical Bullying

Occurs when a person uses overt bodily acts to gain power over peers. Physical bullying can include kicking, punching, hitting or other physical attacks.

Verbal Bullying

Occurs when someone uses language to gain power over his or her peer. The verbal makes use of relentless insults and teasing to bully his or her peers. For instance, a verbal bully may make fun of a peers lack physical capabilities, may tease a peer for being a "dumbies" or "nerd", and/or may call a peer names based on appearance.

Indirect Bullying

Includes spreading rumors or stories about someone, telling others about something that was told to you in private, and excluding others from groups.

Intimidation

Is when a bully threatens that person enough to make him or her do what the bully wants.

Social Alienation

Is when a bully excludes someone from group on purpose. It also includes a bully spreading rumors, and also making fun of someone by pointing out their differences.

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