Physical Bullying

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What is physical bullying?

Any bullying that hurts someone's body or damages their possessions. Stealing, shoving, hitting, fighting, and destroying property all are types of physical bullying. Physical bullying is rarely the first form of bullying that a target will experience. Often bullying will begin in a different form and progress to physical violence. In physical bullying the main weapon the bully uses is their body.


Who is more likely to hurt someone physically?

Physical bullying can start at any age, although it is most common around the middle school age. Males are more likely to be involved with bullying than girls. However, girls can be involved with bullying too. Usually when a person wants more control of another person, he or she gains that control by becoming a bully.


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the parameters associated with physical bullying.

Actions such as hitting, punching, kicking, tripping, slamming, etc.

what can a person being bullied do?

The child needs to learn that if he or she is being bullied, he or she needs to tell an adult to intervene and get it to stop before someone gets hurt.

law enforcement can help in many ways.

The police can take a report, they can determine whether or not charges should be made, because bullying is a serious issue. Bullies can even be arrested in some cases.

some of the statistics with physical bullying.

  • 75 percent of school shootings have been linked to harassment and bullying against the shooter.
  • 20 percent of U.S. students in grades 9-12 reportedly have experienced bullying, while 28 percent of students in grades 6-12 report the same
  • 70.6 percent of teens have seen bullying occurring in their schools

what can you do to stop bullying?

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