Types of bullying

Physical, social, verbal and cyber

Physical bullying involves hitting, shoving, pushing, tripping, and other kinds of force.

Verbal bullying involves hurtful comments, name-calling, teasing.

Social bullying involves using relationships to hurt someone. It involves excluding or ostracizing someone from a friend group, spreading rumours, or “the silent treatment”.

Cyberbullying happens over cellphones or the internet.

On the next page, learn some things to try and to remember if you are being bullied.


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