By Liana and Charlotte
The Different Types of Bullying
There are 4 different types of bullying
Hitting or hurting you
Making sexual gestures
Blackmailing people into eating things
Verbal/ non verbal:
Name calling and teasing
Making prejudice comments
Trying to sabotage someone's social status
Making sexual comments
Posting something online and making rude comments about someone
Sending sexual texts
Posting a picture of someone without permission
Not including you in a group chat and planning something
Social and emotional:
Excluding or ignoring someone
Using relational aggression
Backstabbing or talking behind someone's back
The Effects Of Bullying On An Adolescents Physical, Social And Mental Health
The effects of bullying can be very serious to the point of suicide. The victims of bullying often feel excluded, depressed and helpless. All of these feeling can lead to:
Staying away from classes and places
Self esteem and confidence dropping
Weight issues (weight gain or loss)
Problems with sleeping
And behavioral issues
But There Are Ways To Cope With Bullying!
Strategies to Cope With Bullying
Ignore them- Bullies look for a reaction from you. Walk away when the bully approaches you.
Build a wall around you- Build an invisible wall around you. Anything a bully says just bounces off the wall.
Use visualization- Bullies can be pretty scary so picture them looking silly. Picture their noses growing or their heads shrinking.
Stay positive- Try to think of all the things you do well and that you are a great person.
Hang around other people- You’ll be safer if you stay in groups and your friends will also stick up for you.
Be confident- Bullies usually pick on people that are weaker than they are so stand up to them! Tell them to leave you alone. Remember that your friends accept you for who you are.
Keep out of their way- It is possible for you to avoid the bully. Avoid the places that they hang out.
Tell someone else- To stop the bullying it is helpful to tell someone that you are being bullied. Friends, teachers, a school counsellor or a parent are helpful people to tell.
People Who Can Help You
Councillors- Councillors hear stories about bullying everyday. They know how and what to do to help you.
Teachers- Teachers can see what’s happening if it is happening in class and they can talk to the other students or people effecting you.
Friends- Your friends always know how make you happy and brighten your day.
Family- You should tell your family everything and let them know if someone is bullying or hurting you.
Websites aimed at victims of bullying
It has a section on strategies you can use if you are bullied. It has a section on who you can go to. It has other girl world problems
It has information about other things not just bullying.
It has a help line you can call.
You can help other people who are being bullied
This website has detail about anxiety and depression.