What Is Bullying?
|Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. Being bullied at school, home or online might involve someone pushing you, hitting you, teasing you, talking about you or calling you names. Nobody has the right to hurt you or make you feel bad. If you are being bullied you don't have to deal with it alone - talking to someone about it can often really help.
|Do you feel that you, or someone you know is being bullied?
Tell someone who you trust
Always tell someone if you feel that you are being bullied such as a teacher or your parents.
Do not suffer in silence
Bullying is repeated harassment over a period of time, and is done in a way that makes it difficult for a person being bullied to defend themselves. Bullying can take many different forms, but essentially there are three different types:
Verbal Bullying, including
Physical Bullying, including:
- Name Calling
- Continually ignoring someone
- Racist and/or sexual remarks
- Taking your money or personal belongings
- Pushing, hitting, kicking or punching
- Sexual abuse, including unwanted physical contact or comments
Indirect Bullying, including:
- Spreading rumours or starting gossip about you
- Getting you into trouble for no real reason
- Excluding you
- Sending you hurtful messages via text message, email, telephone, letters or on Social Networking Sites.