Bullying in schools is a worldwide problem that can have negative consequences for the general school climate and for the right of students to learn in a safe environment without fear. Bullying can also have negative lifelong consequences--both for students who bully and for their victims. School bullying is an unwelcomed behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include A difference in power: Kids who bully use their physical strength or popularity to control or harm others. Repetition: happening more than once or have the potential to happen more than once. School Bullying is a type of bullying that takes place in an educational setting. Bullying can be physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional in nature. Recent statistics suggests that the majority of students will experience bullying at some point in their academic careers. The long term effects of bullying are numerous, and can include sensitivity, anxiety, and depression. It is important for teachers and parents to understand and recognize the signs of bullying (of both bullies and victims), and to be equipped with strategies and tools to address bullying in schools. Types of school bullying include :
Physical bullying is any unwanted physical contact between the bully and the victim. This is one of the most easily identifiable forms of bullying. Examples include: punching, pushing, shoving, kicking, inappropriate touching, tickling, headlocks, school pranks, teasing, fighting, use of available objects as weapons. Emotional
Emotional bullying is any form of bullying that causes damage to a victim’s psyche and/or emotional well-being. Examples include: spreading malicious rumors about people, keeping certain people out of a "group", getting certain people to "gang up" on others (this also...
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