Bullying is aggressive behavior usually among students that includes making threats, spreading rumors, and making mean or embarrassing comments. There are three forms of bullying that are the most common, which are: physical, verbal, and cyber bullying. Students are being bullied on a daily basis. In 2010 about 2.7 million students were being bullied each year (bullyingstatistics.org). It is having a negative impact on their lives by causing suicide. Physical bullying can consist of hitting, pushing, and kicking. About 282,000 students are physically bullied in secondary schools each month (bullyingstatistics.org). As students reach a higher grade in school physical bullying can become more common and can even increase to more violent levels, such as using guns or knives. William Voors is the author of many books about bullying. In his book called “bullying changing the course of your child’s life” he said “Physical bullying is the easiest type of peer abuse to identify. It’s also the one type of bullying that most people can agree is bullying” (6). Even though most students use physical bullying, people do find the physical abuse unacceptable and are more willing to say something to stop the violent actions that are happening.
Verbal bullying is using words to hurt another person, such as name calling, teasing, and verbal threats. Students are teased because of the clothes they wear, appearance, and learning disabilities. “Verbal bullying is the most common form of bullying among boys and girls from grade school through high school” said William Voors (7). Girls are more likely to use verbal bullying than boys are. Verbal bullying can also become worse as students reach high school. “While a third grader may call someone “dumbie” a high school students may say “oh look here comes Roberto he’s mentally challenged, you know” said William Voors (7). As bullies reach high school they have a