Unit 205 Bullying L

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eBullying could be:Verbal
(name-calling, insults,
sarcasm,
spreading rumours,
persistant teasing)

emotional
(excluding, tormenting,
ridicule, humiliation)

physical (pushing, kicking,
pinching and other forms of
violence or threats)

specific types of bullying,
which can relate to
all the above,
such as homophobic or
gender-based, racist,
relating to special educational
needs and disabilities.
cyber bullying
(the use of Information
and
Communications Technology,
particularly mobile phones
and the internet, deliberately to
upset someone else)

Signs and Symptoms
of Bullying

A child may indicate by signs or behavior that he or she is being bullied. Adults should be aware of these possible signs and that they should investigate if a child:•is frightened of walking to or from school•doesn't want to go on the school / public bus•begs to be driven to school•changes their usual routine•is unwilling to go to school (school phobic)•begins to truant•becomes withdrawn anxious, or lacking in confidence•starts stammering•attempts or threatens suicide or runs away•cries themselves to sleep at night or has nightmares•feels ill in the morning

•begins to do poorly in school work•comes home with clothes torn or books damaged•has possessions which are damaged or "go missing"•asks for money or starts stealing money (to pay bully)•has dinner or other monies continually "lost"•has unexplained cuts or bruises•comes home starving (money / lunch has been stolen)•becomes aggressive, disruptive or unreasonable•is bullying other children or siblings•stops eating•is frightened to say what's wrong•gives improbable excuses for any of the above•is afraid to use the internet or mobile phone•is nervous & jumpy when a cyber message is receivedThese signs and behaviors could indicate other problems, but bullying should be considered a possibility and should be investigate Who can help?Beatbullying helps young people just like...
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