Verbal & Physical Abuse Awareness Tuesday

1 in 7 students in grades k-12 are either a bully or a victim.


Don't laugh at me- Mark Wills by endbullying

What is Verbal bullying?

Verbal Bullying occurs when one person (the bully) uses language to gain power over his or her peers. This kind of bullying is usually the hardest to detect due to the lack in physical trace and the bully usually bullies in this form when an adult is not present. In many cases this type of bullying is associated with girls since they are not so physical.

Victims of this type of bullying lean towards substance abuse in search for comfort, or they think that they cannot cope with anymore abuse and the commit suicide. These victims are damaged emotionally and psychologically as the bullies pick at their emotional stability. -margie

Signs of Verbal Bullying

  • reluctant to go to school
  • complains about not being liked
  • prolonged depression
  • drop in school performance
  • drastic change in eating or sleeping habits.
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Against bullying/child abuse

What is Physical bullying?

In physical bullying, the victim is targeted repeatedly. Usually, the bully is superior to the victim by height or strength. This type of bullying takes in many forms:

  • Hitting
  • Pushing
  • Tripping
  • Slapping
  • Spitting
  • Stealing
  • Sexual Assult

The bullies most often attack on school grounds. Middle school male students are usually the ones more affiliated with this type of harm. Studies show that people who physically bully others are more than likely to end up failing at life. Their victims are socially marginalized (fat, nerd, etc.) and the bullying will result in other acts of violence from the victim himself/herself.
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Signs of Physical Bullying

  • unexplained injuries
  • damaged possessions
  • "losing" things
  • skipping class
  • depression
  • refusing to do certain activities
  • isolating oneself
  • mood swings
  • attempting to carry weapons
  • wishing to disappear

How to deal with a bully.

  1. Ignore the bully
  2. Tell an authority figure
  3. Remain civil
  4. Focus on loved ones
  5. Look for other sources of enjoyment

Being bullied? Need help?

We're here to listen. We're here to help.