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Understanding Bullying

There are several ways that bullying can take place including verbal, physical, cyberbullying and indirect bullying. 

 

Physically being bullied usually entails some sort of physical assault or attack, or can also include having one's personal property destroyed or stolen. 

 

Verbal bullying arises from name calling that may be done because of a person's gender, sexual orientation, minority status, race, religious, etc. 

 

Indirect bullying is one of the most common types of bullying is the type of bullying that many people may do without even realizing it. Indirect bullying includes spreading stories and rumors about a person behind his or her back as well as exclusion from social groups. 

 

Cyber bullying can also fall into the category of indirect bullying, but includes bullying that is done over any type of electronic medium like text messaging, email, pictures sent via text or email, websites, blogs, message boards, chat-rooms and instant messaging. 

 

SOURCE: www.bullyingstatistics.org

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Bullying

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive 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. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

 

SOURCE: www.stopbullying.gov

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Recognize, Prevent, and Report cyberbullying

When we think of bullying we tend to think of physical violence and outward taunting but when girls bully their tactics are often quiet and covert.

 

Girls tend to bully or be bullied through spreading rumors or exclusion.  

Boys tend to be bullied through physical contact. 

 

Learn more about bullying in KIDS or YOUNG ADULT BOYS

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) youth and those perceived as LGBT are at an increased risk of being bullied. Families of and people who work with LGBT youth have important and unique considerations for strategies to prevent and intervene in bullying.

 

​It can be isolating if you are bullied becuase of actual or perceived sexual orientation.  LGBT indiviudals have the right to a safe envionment!