1. What is bullying?
Bullying is when someone or a group of people with more power repeatedly and intentionally causes hurt or harm to another person or group of people who feel helpless to respond. Bullying can continue over time, is often hidden from adults and will probably continue if no action is taken.
2. There are four kinds of bullying:
Physical bullying includes hitting, kicking, tripping, pinching and pushing or damaging property. Verbal bullying
Verbal bullying includes name calling, insults, teasing, intimidation, homophobic or racist remarks, or verbal abuse. Covert bullying:
Covert bullying is often harder to recognize and can be carried out behind the bullied person's back. It is designed to harm someone's social reputation and/or cause humiliation. Covert bullying includes: Lying and spreading rumors
Negative facial or physical gestures.
Encouraging others to socially exclude someone
Damaging someone's social reputation or social acceptance.
Cyber bullying is overt or covert bullying behaviors using digital technologies. Examples include harassment via a mobile phone, setting up a defamatory personal website or deliberately excluding someone from social networking spaces. Cyber bullying can happen at any time. It can be in public or in private and sometimes only known to the target and the person bullying. 3. Symptoms of being bullied:
Emotional and behavioral signs
Changes in sleep patterns
Changes in eating patterns
Frequent tears or anger
Feels ill in the morning
Becomes withdrawn or starts stammering
Becomes aggressive and unreasonable
Refuses to talk about what is wrong
Begins to target siblings
Continually 'loses' money or starts stealing.
Has unexplained bruises, cuts, scratches
Comes home with missing or damaged belongings or clothes
Comes home hungry.
Doesn't want to go to school
Changes their route...
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