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Bullying

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What is bullying?
Bullying is intentional harmful behavior initiated by
one or more students and directed toward another student.
Bullying exists when a student with more social and/or
physical power deliberately dominates and harasses
another who has less power. Bullying is unjustified and
typically is repeated.

What are some different forms of


Bullying?

Forms of Bullying
Physical
Verbal
Emotional
Sexual
Racial

Physical Bullying

Physical bullying involves harmful actions against another


persons body.

Examples: Biting, Kicking, Pushing, Pinching, Hitting,


Tripping, Pulling Hair, any form of violence or
intimidation.

Verbal Bullying

Verbal bullying involves speaking to a person or about a person


in an unkind or hurtful way.

Examples: Sarcasm, Teasing, Put-downs, name-calling,


phone calls. Spreading rumors or hurtful gossip.

Emotional Bullying
Emotional bullying involves behaviors that upset, exclude or embarrass a
person.

Examples: Nasty notes, saying mean things using technology


(Cyberbullying using emails, instant messaging chat rooms, text
messaging). Tormenting, Threatening, Humiliation or Social
Embarrassment.

Sexual Bullying
Sexual bullying singles out a person because of gender and demonstrates
unwarranted or unwelcome sexual behavior.

Examples: Sexual Comments, abusive comments, unwanted


physical contact.

Racial Bullying
Racial bullying involves rejection or isolation of a person because of
ethnicity.

Examples: Gestures, racial slurs or taunts. Name-calling, making


fun of customs, skin color, accents and, food choices.

Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is a form of indirect or social bullying that uses
technological communications (text or images) to humiliate, harass,
embarrass, tease, intimidate, threaten, or slander one or more students.
Cyber bullies use instant messages, text messages, email, chat rooms, cell
phones, and personal websites or blogs. It is the act of being cruel to others
by sending or posting harmful material or compromising photographs
online or through cell phone.

Impact of Cyberbullying
Bullying material can be distributed worldwide and often is irretrievable.
Victims hesitate to report incidents due to being emotionally traumatized
and thinking it is their fault.

Victims might not report incidents for fear of additional retaliation and
restriction of cell phone or internet usage.

Communications online can be vicious.

Bullying Roles
Who is involved in Bullying?

Roles
Bully
Victim
Bystander

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Bully
One or more students who intentionally intimidate or harm another
student

A bully has power or social support. The harm caused by the bully can
be physical or emotional or both.

Victim
The student who is being bullied

The Victim has less power


themselves for the abuse.

or social support and often blames

Bystander
One or more students who stand on the sidelines and witness acts of
bullying and might actively provide encouragement and support to the
bully.

Bystanders might not intervene or seek help because they fear for
their safety. They think they will lose friends; they might become a
bullys target; or they could be labeled a tattletale, snitch or rat.

Reporting
Teacher
Parent
Guidance
Bullying Incident Report Forms