- Physical: pushing, poking, hitting, pinching, hair pulling, beating, biting and other forms of hurting and threats.
- Verbal: name-calling, teasing, and gossip.
- Emotional: Rejecting, taking personal items or things, making the person feel different, scared and unsafe, being ignored or left out.
- Sexual: Unwanted touching or physical contact.
- Bullying Is:When one child, or a group of children, keeps hurting another child through words or actions. Bullying may involve making you feel uncomfortable or scared, or being made to do things you do not want to do.
Why do bullies do it?
To be popular or to look tough and in charge. Maybe they are scared of being picked on, so they do it first. Perhaps they do not fit in or are bullied by family or adults at home. It could be that bullies do not like themselves, so they bully and hurt others to make themselves feel better.
Why does it happen?
Bullying happens for a variety of different reasons:
- It happens to kids who have difficulty making friends or fitting into groups
- It happens to kids who look, speak, or walk differently than others.
- It happens to kids who are shy, or unable to stand up for themselves.
Why does bullying hurt?
It makes you feel unhappy, scared, lonely, different, loss of confidence, and illness.