BY MADDISON C AND EMANUELA Z
Hidden bullying is carried out behind someones back. It is designed to harm someone's social reputation and/or cause humiliation. Hidden bullying includes: Lying and spreading rumours, negative facial or physical gestures, playing nasty jokes to embarrass and humiliate, mimicking unkindly, encouraging others to socially exclude someone and ruining someone's social reputation or social acceptance.
Prejudice-related bullying (also known as Identity-based bullying or bias bullying) refers to any form of bullying related to the characteristics considered unique to a child's identity, such as their race, religion or physical appearance.
WHO AND WHAT BULLYING EFFECTS
Bullying effects all whom are involved, from the Bully to those who are being bullied and the witnesses (bystanders) Bullying has many direct links to negative outcomes and actions, such as self harm, suicide and substance use. People who are bullied usually feel extremely disconnected, and don’t enjoy many activities. When someone is a target to both verbal and cyber bullying they end up displaying emotions that show a sign of vulnerability and/or and low esteem.
Bullying effects their social health and being able to talk to new people and make friends.
Bullying effects their mental health and decreases academic achievement in test scores and school participation. They are likely to miss, skip, or drop out of school. Depression and anxiety, feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities. These issues may effecf adulthood as well.
Bullying effects their physical health and they start to stop eating because the bully has said something about their looks. If the bully physically hurts a person it could lead to bruising,scratches and maybe even broken bones.
MAKE SURE YOU
Never blame yourself. It isn’t your fault, regardless of what anyone says or if anyone blames you. NEVER feel ashamed of your thoughts and feelings, it makes you YOU.
Be proud of the person you are, Despite what the bully says/tells you be proud of the person you’ve become. There are multiple wonderful and beautiful things about you that you may not have found so far so remember YOU ARE UNIQUE and unique is beautiful!
Get help! Its hard to fight a battle by yourself so ask for it, never feel ashamed to ask someone for help, it doesn’t make you weak it makes you stronger! Ask your parent, teacher, councillor or another trusted adult.