By: Tyler Burgess

What is Bullying?

Bullying is something that occurs everyday in school. Bullying is when someone uses superior strength or influence to intimidate someone. About 15-25 percent of U.S. students are bullied daily. Bullying usually happens in school, but because of recent technology and applications it has been more common that people are bullying on the internet. There are many types of bullying. There is physical bullying, verbal bullying, hidden bullying, and cyberbullying.

Physical Bullying

Physical Bullying includes of hitting, kicking, tripping, pushing, and damage of property.
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Verbal Bullying

Verbal Bullying includes name calling, insulting, teasing, intimidating, homophobic or racist remarks, and verbal abuse.
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Hidden Bullying

This sort of bullying is often harder to notice and can be performed behind the victim's back.

It is designed to harm someone's reputation and humiliating them.

This bullying includes:

  • lying and spreading rumors
  • negative facial or physical gestures, menacing or contemptuous looks
  • playing nasty jokes to embarrass and humiliate
  • mimicking unkindly
  • encouraging others to socially exclude someone
  • damaging someone's social reputation or social acceptance.

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Cyber Bullying

Cyberbullying can be overt or cover bullying behaviors using digital technologies, including hardware such as computers and smartphones and software such as social media, texts, emails, websites, etc.

Cyberbullying can happen at any time. It can be in public or in private and sometimes only known to the target and the person bullying. It includes:

  • Abusive or hurtful texts emails or posts, images or videos
  • Deliberately excluding others online
  • Nasty gossip or rumors
  • Imitating others online or using their log-in.
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