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 bullying – hitting, violence, damage of property, pinching etc.
- Verbal bullying – name calling, racial, gender, intimidation, verbal abuse and many more
- Social bullying – lying, spreading rumours, backhanded remarks, encouraging others to join
- Cyber bullying – 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. Bullying 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.