An Unfortunate Side of Youth

Bullying Definition


use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.

Synonyms: persecute, oppress, tyrant, torment, intimidate


  • Bullying is the act of seeking power or attention through the psychological, emotional, or physical abuse of another person.
  • Bullying comes in all ages and genders, and they sometimes act in groups.
  • Bullying may cause victims to become depressed, withdrawn, fearful or angry,
  • Bullying is unacceptable, it is harmful behavior and you can take a stand against it by not joining in and by discouraging this kind of behavior.

Some Statistics through Visual Imagery

The Three Major Types of Bullying

Verbal, Social, and Physical Bullying

Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean/hurtful things.

Examples of this are:

  • Teasing
  • Name-calling
  • Inappropriate sexual comments
  • Taunting
  • Threatening to cause harm

Social Bullying (also referred to as relational bullying), involving hurting someone's reputation or relationships

Examples of this are:

  • Leaving someone out on purpose
  • Telling other children not to be friends with someone
  • Spreading rumors about someone
  • Embarrassing someone in public

Physical bullying involves hurting a person's body or damaging one's possessions

Examples of this are:

  • Hitting/kicking/pinching
  • Spitting
  • Tripping/pushing
  • Taking or breaking someone's things

Overcoming Bullying/Bully

  • Walk away from the bully
  • Protect yourself
  • Report the bullying to a trusted adult
  • Find others who share your same values and interests
  • Share your feelings
  • Boost your confidence
  • Don't dwell on it too much