Anti Bullying

How to Deal with it and how to Help Victims of Bullying

The Different Types of Bullying

  • Cyber Bullying - this type of bullying can be any form of bullying online.
  • Physical - this is physically harming the victim (e.g kicking and hitting)
  • Verbal - using words offensively towards a person like swearing or calling then rude names
  • Social - this is mostly to do with friendships, it can be anything from isolating yourself from the rest of the world to being excluded.
  • Psychological - can be a lot of things but mostly being stalked or constantly stared at

The Effects of Bullying on a Physical, Social and Mental Level

  • Physical- the effects of physical bullying on a victim are usually cuts, bruises,scratches and they will usually look hurt and sad.
  • Social- a victim who is being socially bullied will usually distance themselves from others and, will lose a lot of their friends because they will constantly feel like their being abandoned and their self esteem will drop dramatically.
  • Mental- someone who has been mentally bullied will have ver little confidence, won't be able to cope with stress and can not express their emotions.

Strategies for Coping with Being Bullied

  • Have a good network of people in your life who will support you and make you the best person you can be.
  • Confront the bully and stand up yourself
  • Use SEAL and tell the bully how you are feeling using I statements.
  1. Stop - think about what you are doing
  2. Explain - tell the bully what you are feeling and what there actions are causing you to feel.
  3. Affirm and acknowledge - what rights do each of you have in this situation, what role do you think you have in this situation.
  4. Lock - the L is not really relevant in this type on situation unless the bully is a friend of some sort.
  • Talk to someone you trust whether it be a family member, a good friend or a school councilor or teacher

Health Resources Aimed at Supporting Victims of Bullying

  • school counselors

  • parents or another family member you can trust

  • a website that has advice (e.g

  • a call service where someone you don't know can talk to you and give you advice about the particular situation you are in

  • teachers or an adult at the school

All of these resources/people can help you make sure that the bully doesn't get to you, that the bullying won't lead to something more serious (e.g depression or anxiety) . They can give you advice and support on how to deal with the bully.

Recommended Website for student Use

Kids Helpline

  • Kids Helpline is a very good website to give you advice about bullying. They also have a call service so if you want to tell someone about your problems and get advice they are there for you.
  • They can help you identify if your really being bullied or if it is just a normal argument.
  • They can give you some anti-bullying activities to help you.