Bullying in Adolescents

By Karla and Helena

The different types of bullying

These are the four main types of bullying. All four of these types of bullying can lead to the same effect. There is no exceptions or exclusions for any of these forms of bullying.

Cyberbullying- Bullying over the internet and on social Media. This effects are mental status

Physical Bullying- Punching, kicking and anything hurting their physical health. This affects our physical status and body image.

Verbal bullying- Abusing someone with hurtful or insulting words. This affects or mental health and wellbeing.

Social Bullying- Spreading rumours or telling others nasty things about someone behind their backs. This affects our social abilities.


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

Bullying can have a big negative impact on your health and wellbeing. This can result in a something that is in the list below. If these symptoms aren't treated properly it can lead to worse things.

Physical effects :

  • Injury

  • Severe weight loss or gain

  • Lack of sleep

Psychological effects :

  • Low self-esteem

  • Low confidence

  • Reduced academic performance

Emotional effects:

  • Depression

  • Fear

  • Anxiety

Social effects

  • Isolation

  • Lack of motivation

  • Withdrawal from activities

Strategies for coping with being bullied


There are many ways that you could cope with being bullied, these consist of these tips below :

  • Ignore them and turn away

  • Use humour and make it has positive as positive

  • Have a confident body language - stand tall, speak clearly and look at them in the eye.

  • Don't let the bully see you upset - don't give them power.

  • Don't be afraid to have a chat about with with a family member or a friend.

  • Tell the bully how you feel

  • Asked the bully, why ?

  • Stop, take a chill, breath.

  • Don't leave it to the last minute - to fix the problem

  • Calm down

  • Don't make it a bigger problem

Health resources aimed at supporting victims of bullying

There are many Websites and helplines open for young people struggling to cope with bullying. You don’t have to use these helplines, you could simply talk to an adult or trusted relative. There are such things as guidance counselors and support guides if you don't have an important family member in your life. Teachers, psychologists and health experts are another useful source to rely on. Our top 4 links will be in another bar below if you are struggling and need help.


Recommended website for student use

OUR TOP 4 WEBSITES FOR SUPPORT

KIDS HELPLINE:

http://www.kidshelp.com.au/grownups/news-research/hot-topics/cyber-bullying.php


This website shows you the types of bullying

Explains bullying and what it does to young adolescents

Shows you the steps to help conquer bullying.


HELP:

www.ncab.org.au/help/


This website gives you information and resources for helpline phone numbers

Other useful websites that could help you recover from bullying

Is a good resource for teachers, students and parents.


HELP GUIDE:

www.helpguide.org


This website give you trusted information on mental health.

Shares others stories and how their stories could help you.

They are all real people and can give you positive advice to help you with your bullying problems.


KIDS HEALTH:

www.m.kidshealth.org


This website has detailed information and many headings and topics.

It explains the typical problems in an adolescent's life

It has resources for parents, teachers and students.

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