Most kids know what bullying is because they see it happen every day!
Studies have shown that teenagers are more likely to be bullied than younger children. 9/10 teenagers are bullied in the United States. Kids bully to look “cool” in front of they’re friends. There are four types of bullying:
1. Verbal Bullying
Name-calling, sarcasm, teasing, spreading rumours, threatening, making negative references to one’s culture, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, unwanted sexual comments.
2. Social Bullying
Mobbing, scapegoating, excluding others from a group, humiliating others with public gestures or graffiti intended to put others down.
3. Physical Bullying
Hitting, poking, pinching, chasing, shoving, coercing, destroying or stealing belongings, unwanted sexual touching.
Using the internet or text messaging to intimidate, put-down, spread rumours or make fun of someone.
Cyber-Bullying can lower a person’s self-esteem. One tiny word can leave a huge scar in someone’s body. When you are on the internet, make sure to never give out your personal information, such as: your password, your email, your postal code or your last name.