Types of Bullying
- Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body or possessions. It my include hitting/kicking; punching, spitting, tripping or pushing, taking or breaking someone’s things, and making mean or rude hand gestures.
- Verbal bullying involves saying meant things. It can include teasing, name-calling, inappropriate sexual comments, taunting or threatening to cause harm.
- Social/Relational bullying involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships. Social bullying involves telling other children not to be friends with someone, spreading rumors about someone, or embarrassing someone in public.
- Electronic/Written communication involves cyber-bullying, collective or group note writing, any bullying undertaken through the use of electronic devices (computers, cell phones, etc.)