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.
What Bullying Sounds Like
What Bullying Feels Like
What Bullying Looks Like
What Bullying Sounds Like
- the different types of bullying, what kind of comments the bully can make about you
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.
- Stop - think about what you are doing
- Explain - tell the bully what you are feeling and what there actions are causing you to feel.
- Affirm and acknowledge - what rights do each of you have in this situation, what role do you think you have in this situation.
- 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
parents or another family member you can trust
a website that has advice (e.g bullying.org)
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 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.