Physical Bullying

Bullies are not cool, they're just cruel

Physical Bullying

Physical bullying is when one person or a group of people picks on or harasses another person in a face to face confrontational manner. It could also be a series of more aggressive and direct acts to purposefully hurt the person in a more immediate fashion.

Statistics

  • 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month.
  • About a quarter (22.1 percent) reported being physically assaulted.
  • 46 percent of males followed by 26 percent of females have admitted to being victims in physical fights as reported of bullying statistics by the Bureau of Justice School.

Healthy Behaviors

  • Being assertive and confident can stop bullying from happening again, by showing the bully that you are not an easy target. This would tell the bully that you know how to defend yourself and stand up against them. By being confident you can show yourself as the bigger person. The bully will no longer look at you weak because they usually go after those that can't defend themselves. Staying calm in bullying situations; including the way you are confident and assertive can help your problem by a lot.
  • Look at the kid bullying you and tell him or her to stop in a calm, clear voice. If speaking up seems too hard or not safe, walk away and stay away. Don't fight back. Find an adult to stop the bullying. Also, talk to an adult you trust, telling someone can help you feel less alone. They can probably tell you want to do in that position that you are in.