Types of Bullying

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 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.)