By Natasha & Teagan
Different types of bullying
1. Verbal Bullying
2. Physical Bullying
3. Emotional Bullying
Verbal Bullying is a type of bullying that uses your words to taunt or tease someone. The bully will do this because they have very low self esteem and feel like by doing this they can feel good about themselves and to increase there social standings.
Physical Bullying involves physical force like shoving, pushing, kicking and spiting. Normally in Physical bullying the bully is larger and stronger and he/she might be in a group or within people.
Emotional Bullying involves spreading rumours, intentionally saying something to hurt another's feeling, excluding someone from the group or certain activities and refusing to talk to someone. Emotional Bullying is a type of bullying that happens when yo are made at someone or in a fight,
The effects of bullying
Verbal, Physical, emotional and cyber bullying all have different effects depending on the personality and self esteem of the individual.
* Lack of confidence
* Loneliness (loner)
* Shy (scared)
* Cant sleep properly
* Loss/gain appetite, lose of gain weight
Strategies for copingwith being bullied
SEAL is a great way of dealing with bullying, what SEAL does is it helps to resolve conflict between friendships etc.
S: stop, breathe and think " should I deal with this now "
E: explain, you need to be specific about what has annoyed you, and what you want to happen.
A: affirm and acknowledge, make it clear that you situation to be different, acknowledge your part in the situation.
L: 1. Look in the friendship
2. Look out the friendship
eg. You are doing a test a your friend is looking over at your answers, you start to get really annoyed so you stop and breathe and take a moment to think about it. You quietly explain about what has annoyed you and how you want a to solve it, then you acknowledge your part in the situation, and you lock in or out of the friendship.
1. Walk away from the bully - they want to feel like they have control
2. Protect yourself
3. Report the bullying
4. Try to view it from a different prospective
5. Focus on the postive
6. Share your feelings
7. Dont beat yourself up
A recommended website
A recommended website about bullying is ' What is bullying? ' website about all things to do with bullying, the types of bullying, what is bullying, do you bully and heaps more.
3 useful parts:
1. It explains to you what bullying is
2. It helps you to find out if you are a target
3. It also helps you with finding out if you bully