Bullying

Find out what Bullying is and the different types

What is Bullying?

Mean or cruel actions that are repeated over a lengthend period of time for the sole purpose of degrading the victims self-esteem or sense of safety.

EVERYONE IS MADE DIFFERENT- IT'S NOT SOMETHING WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT. IT'S JUST SOMETHING WE NEED TO RESPECT.

Types of Bullying

  • Overt and Direct with physical behaviors, such as pushing or hitting
  • Verbal, with insutls and threats
  • Hidden, such as gossiping or plaing mean jokes
  • Cyberbullying, abusive texts, emails or social media posts
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The Impact of Bullying

  1. Education: missing school, decline in grades, inability to concentrate, loss of interest, droping out
  2. Health: sleeping problems, low self-esteem, increased anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress
  3. Safety: self-isolation, aggression, self harm, fear of other students, retaliation, suicide contemplations or attempts

Ways to Stop Bullying

  1. Treat others with Respect- why is this so hard? Nobody should be mean to others
  2. If you feel like you might be being mean, apologize
  3. Talk to an adult you trust- they can help you be nicer to others
  4. Stand up for others!
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Citations

"Bullying Info and Facts." National Bullying Prevention Center -. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2016.

"National Centre Against Bullying." Types of Bullying. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2016.