school bullying

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Four (4) types of School bullying

There are many different categories of school bullying, and some of the categories overlap. Here are four of the most important categories of School bullying that are frequently discussed: Physical bullying

Physical bullying refers to any unwanted physical contact between the bully and the victim. This type of school bullying takes the form of physical abuse, such as pushing, shoving, hitting, fighting, spitting, and tripping. Threats of physical harm and attempts to force people to act in ways they would prefer not to are also included. Other forms of physical bullying includes punching, inappropriate touching, headlocks, hitting, kicking, pulling hair, pushing or shutting a person inside a room and the use of any available objects as weapons.

Emotional bullying

Emotional bullying is bullying that involves factors other than physical interaction, such as insults, derogatory remarks, name calling, and teasing privately or publicly. It causes damage to a victim's psyche and/or emotional well-being. The person(s) bullying at times will attempt to ostracize the victim, such as leaving them out of a group. Whenever an individual is treated in that manner it is referred to as social bullying, as distinguished from verbal bullying. Emotional bullying could also take the form of purposely misplacing or hiding someone else belongings, harassment and provocation as a prank. Emotional bullying can be done in person or via the internet which is refereed to as cyberbullying.

Verbal bullying

Verbal bullying refers to any slanderous statements or accusations that cause the victim undue emotional distress. Examples include: directing foul language (profanity) at the target, using derogatory terms or playing with the person's name, commenting negatively on someone's looks, clothes, body etc. personal abuse, tormenting, harassment and or laughing at an individual.


Cyber-bullying is any bullying done...
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