WHAT IS BULLYING?
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.
TYPES OF BULLYING
Bullying can be categorized into three types:
Verbal Bullying includes:
Inappropriate sexual comments
Threatening to cause harm
Social Bullying Includes:
Leaving someone out on purpose
Telling other children not to be friends with someone
Spreading rumors about someone
Embarrassing someone in public
Physical Bullying Includes:
Hitting, Kicking, Pinching, Spitting, Tripping, Pushing
Taking or breaking someone’s things
Making mean or rude hand gestures
WHERE AND WHEN BULLYING HAPPENS
While most reported bullying happens within the school building it happens in places such as the playground or the bus. It can occur during or after school hours, travelling to or from school, in the neighborhood as well as on the internet.