By Caitlyn Field and Elizabeth Santin

Types of Bullying

Physical Bullying- This can include hitting, kicking, tripping and pushing and damage of personal property.

Verbal Bullying- This can include insults, teasing, intimidation, homophobic or racist remarks or verbal abuse.

Covert or Hidden Bullying- This can include rumours being spread behind someones back to harm or ruin one's social reputation.

Cyber Bullying- This can include insults, racist or homophobic remarks and rumours being spread done by some form of technology such as social networking, instant messaging, text messaging and certain websites such as Instagram and FaceBook


The Physical, Social and Mental Effect of Bullying on an Adolescent's Health

Effects on Physical Health- Adolescents may feel like they need to change their appearance and may feel the need to self-harm in serious cases of bullying.

Effects on Social Health- Adolescents may feel less accepted by their peers when they are bullied. They may have very low self-esteem or they could lack quality friendships.

Effects on Mental Health- Depression, anxiety and problems adjusting to school can really affect an adolescent's mental health during bullying.


What are the Strategies for Coping with Bullying?

Remember to-

Not blame yourself because it's not your fault.

Be proud of who you are despite what the bully says.

Get help by talking to a parent, teacher, counselor, a friend or a trusted adult.


Resources Used to Help Victims of Bullying

  • Parents.
  • Teachers.
  • Friends.
  • Family.
  • Counselors,
  • Teachers.
  • Trusted adults.

Recommended Website for Student Use

www.bullying.org is a good website because:

  1. The website's purpose is to help prevent bullying through education and awareness.
  2. They provide resources to individuals being bullied and their families.