SOME PAIN IS ON THE INSIDE
Stop bullying, heal a heart
What is Bullying?
Types of Bullying
Cyberbullying: Bullying using social networks on the Internet.
Physical Bullying: Any physical repetitive contact such as punching, kicking, and pushing. 30.5 % of all bullying is physical in elementary schools.
Verbal Bullying: Name calling, offensive remarks, and joking about someones religion are examples of verbal bullying. 46.5% of all bullying in schools is the verbal type.
Indirect Bullying: Telling rumors or stories, and or spreading secrets.
Intimidation: When a bully threatens the victim to make him/her do what the bully wants.
Who does bullying affect?
The Bully: The one who is bullying the victim. The bully tends to dislike school, get into fights, vandalize property, and engage in violent behavior.
Victim: The one who is being bullied by the bully. There are many negative effects from repetitive bullying. Short term effects include:
- Feeling disconnected other kids and school
- Lacking friendships
Long term effects:
- Low self esteem
- Depression, loneliness, and isolation
- Self abuse
- In extreme cases, suicide
Bystanders: One or more people that witness the bullying happening. Often they will feel fearful or powerless to help, and guilty for not helping. They are the ones who can make a difference and help, or join in and become a bully themselves.
YOU can make a difference by:
- treating everyone with respect
- standing up for others
- always reporting bullying that you see to someone you trust
- being careful what you post online and keeping your password information private
- getting involved in education and prevention of bullying
What does bullying do?
Bullying in Canada
How You Can Help Stop Bullying
- Don't be a bystander. Get involved and tell someone. Talk to a parent, teacher, or adult you trust.
- If you have the urge to bully someone, find something else to do. Watch TV, talk a friend, or play a video game. Figure out what you are really angry about.
- Talk to a victim. Invite them to a party, sit with them at lunch, just hang out with them and be their friend. Let them know they are not alone.
- Write a letter to your local newspaper, tweet, or write a blog.