By: Jennifer and Paige
What Is Bullying?
- Bullying is an aggressive behaviour and it includes mostly actions.
- Some of them are making threats, spreading rumours, hurting someone physically and also emotionally.
- You can also get bullied by someone teasing you, talking about hurting someone's feelings, leaving someone out on purpose or hitting or yelling at someone.
- Bullying is also when you are being mean to another kid or adult over and over again.
HOW TO STOP BULLYING
-The bystander can intervene by telling the bully that it is not right to do that
-If the bystander is watching it happen on the internet they can draw attention to it so that everyone sees how wrong it is
-For example, if the bystander is watching it, online they could print the messages and send it to a newspaper and stand up for the target
-The target could stand up to them alone or with friends or/and family, tell a parent, guardian or principal or favourite teacher-The bully should stop and think, “how would you feel if it were you that were being bullied and felt so alone, scared and worthless.”
Where Can Bullying Happen?
- It can take place over a computer or a cell phone, within large or small groups
Bullying is not a action that has good effects for any of the participants. So why do we do it?
The Types of Bullying
-Bullying is often deliberate, repeated and involves power with imbalance movement
-Cyber bullying is a growing form of bullying that is hard to give punishments to because it is often anonymous-It is when someone or a group spread rumors or post false or private information, getting other people to post or send hurtful messages, or excluding someone from an online group
-No matter what kind of bullying it still can hurt the target