What is BULLYING ?

“What is Bullying?”

Bullying is repeated unwanted and unkind behavior to another person or people.

Bullying is often seen at a school or during education but can also be at work and and in other environments.

Verbal forms of bullying:

  • Name calling
  • Threatening
  • Inappropriate comments
  • Teasing

Social or relational forms of bullying:

  • Telling someone not to be friends with a certain person
  • Embarrassing someone in public or in social situations
  • Spreading rumors about someone
  • Leaving someone out of a situation deliberately

Physical forms of bullying:

  • Kicking
  • Hitting
  • Spitting
  • Pinching
  • Tripping
  • Pushing

Cyber forms of bullying:

  • Posting things about someone on a website
  • Starting rumors online
  • Sending not nice emails or messages
  • Continuously harassing someone online
  • Threatening
  • Tricking someone into giving information and then sharing it

Like abuse,bullying can have a huge effect on someones life

People who are bullied are more likely to:

  • Have low self esteem
  • Be reluctant to go to place where bullies could be
  • Have anxiety or depression
  • Have low attendance if the bullying is at work or school
  • Have an increased risk of substance abuse
  • In extreme cases bullying can lead to suicide
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