By Felicity and Billie

What are the different types of bullying?

Physical bullying: Physical bullying is when you hurt them physically eg. Pushing, shoving, kicking and punching.

Verbal bullying: Verbal bullying is when you bully someone with your words and saying or shouting very rude or mean statements towards them.

convert or hidden bullying: Convert or hidden bullying is when you bully someone behind their back eg. Spreading rumours or talking behind the person's back in a very rude way.

The Alannah and Madeline foundation, http://www.ncab.org.au/parents/typesofbullying/, (acsessed 1/6/15)

The effects of bullying on an adolescents physical, social and mental health.

Physical effects: Injury, severe weight loss or gain, lack of sleep

Psychological: Low self-esteem, low confidence, reduced academic performance

social: isolation, lack of motivation, withdrawal from activities

Emotional effects: Depression, fear, anxiety

Bibliography: BradfordM, 2010, Health And Physical Education 1, MACMILLAN EDUCATION AUSTRALIA.

Strategies to cope with bullying

Websites to help with bullying

Kids Help Line

Kids Helpline is a free, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. Counselling is offered by phone, email and over the web.

Counsellors respond to almost 4,500 calls each week about issues ranging from relationship breakdowns and bullying, to sexual abuse, homelessness, suicidal thoughts, and drug and alcohol use.

The service aims to empower young people by assisting them to:

  • Develop options
  • Identify and understand the consequences of a particular course of action
  • Facilitate more productive relationships with family and friends, and
  • Provide information on local support services.

Kids Helpline counsellors are fully qualified professionals who undergo additional accredited training at Kids Helpline.