LETS PUT AN END TO BULLYING
Different Types Of Bullying
Physical Bullying: This includes hitting,kicking,punching,tripping,shoving and damaging their property
Verbal Bullying: This includes calling them names, insulting them, intimidating them, also could be racist comments about them.
Hidden Bullying: This includes starting rumours,giving away facial expressions,playing jokes, they will tend to make fun in a way you don’t notice it, bickering behind your back, encouraging others to mock you as well.
Cyber Bullying: This includes hurtful or abusive texts, emails, comments, online rumours, excluding online, playing tricks and jokes, pretending to be them online.
The effects of bullying on an adolescents physical, social and mental health
If they were physically hurt the effect on them could be they get severe bruises or other sorts of injuries, they need to go to the hospital, they have to move schools because of the violence.
If they were physically hurt that could affect their social life because others might see that they are a target of bullying so they wouldn’t want to befriend them and get bullied like them.
It could effect their mental health by not being able to stand up for themselves, they will get more quieter and will be afraid of more people which makes their emotions very sad, depressed, dull, scared and frightened.
They could not get the 10 hours of sleep they need and maybe their eating routine and habits might change because of all the stress,depression,sadness piling up on them.
If someone verbally bullied you someone might of heard and spread it and everyone believed it so your friends could start to betray you and talk behind your back and ruin your social life, so all you can do is stay at home because that’s where you feel safe the most.
This could effect you because of all the rude words they said to you could effect your emotions and how you feel. So if someone said something rude or mean to you and you didn’t let it go that then could effect your emotions because everyday you might rethink it which could cause you to mix up your emotions and not be able to control them.
Your eating habits might change and you calorie intake might drop which causes you to not be at a healthy weight.
This could effect them because the bully spread rumours and some of the targets friends might believe the bully leading to the targets friends un friending them so the target would just have to stay at home with their family instead of going out and having fun with their friends with no issues.
This could effect them because you don’t know very well what this bully has said about you behind your back so your emotions might get a little jumbled up between I don’t really care to what happens if they talk about me everyday and the whole school knows.
This could effect your physical health because you probably won’t want to leave the house which means you wouldn’t get enough exercise and you could weigh slightly more than others which would mean you could get cyber bullied even more.
Your social health could be effected because people could see what the bully has sent you online and you wouldn’t want to go out with your friends, you would just want to stay in bed and read over all the nasty comments over and over again to try and figure out who you think it is.
This could effect you because all those rude comments they say online your emotions can overload and you can feel scared, sad, upset, angry and more. Always thinking about it even when your sleeping can make you feel uncomfortable and want to go and and hide in a deep dark black hole.
Strategies for coping with being bullied
You can walk away from the bully. Bullies like to mess around with your emotions so if you if you don’t take interest in what the bullies say or you ignore them then they get the idea that they can’t control you. If this does not work then you can always try and protect yourself and try get away from the bully. You can report it to a trusted adult if it doesn’t get solved, if you don’t report it then the bully can become more aggressive and continue harming you. If you get bullied often then constantly report it to someone trustworthy until the bullying stops.
You can try and avoid the bully as it can be more safer for you. Try and ignore the bully and walk away from them as it is a sign to them that you don’t care about what they say and they lose more power. Try and have a group of friends that stand up for you as it outnumbers the bully as they are mainly one person. Report it to a trustworthy teacher as they can help you confront the bully. You can always walk form the bully as it makes them look weaker and you become stronger.
Try and ignore the rumours that go around as it shows the bully you don’t give interest about it. Just ignore it and don’t let it get to to because there's no point listening to them if they can’t say it to your face.
Try and save every message as you will have more evidence to try and figure out who the bully is. Never bully back at them because then it might get worse and then your parents will get involved with it. With all your evidence try and identify who you might think the person is and if you do find out who it is then approach them in person and kindly talk to them in a respectful manner.
Health resources aimed at supporting victims of bullying
Talking to a trustworthy teacher, parents, guardian, friend, counselor
Call the Police
Talking to a trustworthy teacher, parents, guardian, friend, councillor
Call the Police
Talk to some of your friends that you can trust or report it to an adult, guardian, counselor or teacher
- Talk to someone you know that is trustworthy and won’t spread anything. Kids help line ( Which is a place where you can talk to trustworthy people about issues)
Recommended websites for student use
- Being able to text them on your phone with a simple text (KHL)
- Getting Information for different situations
- Different information for kids and teenagers/Young adults
- Have all ages including small children,teachers,parents and students
- Give you information for the age that you are so 8 or under to 14 and over
- Different kinds of situations you could be in or if you are a bully what to do
- Explains different types of situations and how you can help
- Has quiz's to identify if you think your a target or a bully etc.
- You have the ability to share your opinions