Bullying can happen at any time, anywhere to anyone. There are many different types of bullying. Here is a list of four of the most common types.
- Physical – hitting, violence, damage of property, pinching etc.
- Verbal – name calling, racial, gender, intimidation, verbal abuse and many more
- Social – lying, spreading rumors, backhanded remarks, encouraging others to join
- Cyber – targeting someone on social media, texts, emails, photos, comments etc.
This type of bullying can take place privately or in public. It can happen anywhere from the schoolyard to your workplace even the safety of your own home.
The definition of bullying is when an individual or a group of people with more power, repeatedly and intentionally cause hurt or harm to another person or group of people who feel helpless to respond. Thia can continue over time, is often hidden from adults, and will probably continue if no action is taken. This can affect many people throughout their lives.
How bullying can affect you
It can make you feel isolated and worthless, lonely, anxious, angry and lacking confidence. You may experience some or all of these feelings.
Some people who are being bullied develop depression, anxiety and eating problems. They may self harm or turn to drugs and alcohol. If you are experiencing problems like these because of bullying, it’s having an impact on your health.
In any form is hurtful and unacceptable and can make your life miserable.