What is bullying?
Bullying is the act of hurting or intimidating weaker or smaller people.
Types of Bullying Behaviors
- Physical Aggression:
Hitting, kicking, destroying property
- Social Aggression:
Spreading rumors, excluding from group, silent treatment
- Verbal Aggression:
Name calling, teasing, threatening, intimidating phone calls
Graffiti, a dirty trick, taking possession, coercion
- Written Aggression:
Note writing, graffiti, slam books
- Sexual Harassment:
Comments or actions of a sexual nature that are unwelcome and make the recipient uncomfortable. Examples: rumors of a sexual nature, inappropriate touching, grabbing, comments about someone's body
- Racial and Ethnic Harassment:
Comments or actions containing racial or ethnic content which are unwelcome and make the recipient uncomfortable. Examples: ethnic jokes, racial name calling, racial slurs