By: Kelly, Teja, Abhinay, Parth and Johns

"No matter the gender, be a defender!"

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What are the types of bullying in different genders?

Girls tend to use bullying through peer groups as well as cyber bullying. They gravitate towards indirect forms of bullying in order to remain anonymous. This is why female bullying is less noticeable than male bullying. They tend to emotionally bully, rather than physically (which can be easily noticed). Boys on the other hand, tend to do more physical forms of bullying. They believe that "showing off" their physical prowess will intimidate their victim.

The most common form of bullying in boys is physical.

These are the other forms of bullying include:

  • Verbal bullying is another form of bullying that boys use. This form contains name- calling, insults, and teasing. This type of bullying can occur behind the victims back or can be said to the victims face.

  • Isolation from from other boys is also common. Victims are not able to talk to other boys and also have people leaving them alone.

  • Cyber bullying is also becoming more prominent throughout many school. These online attacks contain rude or threatening emails or messages, chats, and blogs.

  • "Scare-bullying" victims is yet another type of bullying. These actions can start from taking homework or money to ruining friendships and relationships. These tactics are used to get victims do what the bullies want.

The most common way girls bully is by using emotions to hurt victims. Girls usually make victims feel isolated from other girls and even their own friends. These are some other tactics that girls use to bully:

  • Girls spread rumors to ruin important friendships or relationships. This is usually done by bullies because they are jealous.

  • Girls also bully physically; it's not just boys. Although it can be different from boys, female physical bullying usually includes slapping, punching, and pulling hair.

  • Online bullying is also used by girls. Harassing text messages, emails, posts are most commonly used.

  • Gossiping is mostly known to be used all the time by girls from a young age. This can be done easily without getting caught because it occurs between a group of people.

  • Embarrassing and harassing is another trick girls use to bully victims. This leaves victims usually ashamed and bullies get satisfaction from it.

  • Girls also exclude their peers and talk about them in order to make them feel unwanted and left out usually for no explainable reason.

  • Lastly, girls can be extremely deceitful by faking friendships for a short period of time and then turning their back against the victim to make her feel depressed.

Statistics & Facts

  • Females are most typically guilty of cyberbullying and verbal bullying.
  • Female students also tend to bully indirectly, a form of bullying where a person or group of people spread rumors and stories about another person behind their back, usually false and intended to embarrass/socially exclude the victim. This form of bullying makes up about 18% of all bully reports.
  • Males tend to bully physically more than verbally or through the internet, and are more likely to be caught.
  • Boys are almost twice as likely to bully than girls. However, while bullying in males are more common, bullying in females is harder to spot.
  • 25% of boys and 20% of girls report being physically bullied.
  • 26% of boys and 38% percent of girls report being cyberbullied.


Bullying occurs so that the bully can raise his popularity. Bullies do not want to be loved, they want to be noticed. They lack self-esteem, so they lower others to feel better. Bullies also might have a difficult time at home. Sometimes bullies themselves are harassed and suffer from domestic violence at home. This sets more tension/anger and makes the bully want to get out their anger somewhere else (i.e. school).

We can change them by making them realize what they have caused (responsibility). We can show them that they are not alone and try to help them. Bullies always start to bully their peers because of their own past experiences. If we can relieve them of their past and help them, they could change and become the sympathetic person they used to be.

Solutions to prevent bullying at EAST

  • East could adopt a sufficient bully reporting system that would make reporting bullies more anonymous and safe. Many times, bullied kids are afraid of telling an adult about their problems. They are afraid of being labeled as "snitches," and losing their popularity and friends. If we made a reporting system that could be completely anonymous, bullies would be properly condemned and the reporting victim wouldn't be known.
  • East could hold semi-annual anti-bullying meetings. We could have bullying awareness campaigns to plan out solutions for bullying and objectives to decrease the amount of bullying. A school-wide meeting/campaign would discourage bullies to bully and would teach everyone how to avoid bullying. These assemblies would educate East's students and would encourage the whole East student body to work as one force against bullying.


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