appearing sad, moody, or anxious avoiding school withdrawing from social activities experiencing a drop in grades appearing upset after using the computer appearing upset after viewing a text message
Verbal. This type of bullying usually involves name calling and or teasing Social Pt1. ( also know as Covert Bullying ). Spreading rumors, intentionally leaving others out of activities on purpose, breaking up friendships are all examples of social bullying. Physical. This traditional form of bullying involves hitting, punching, shoving and other acts of intention physical harm. Cyber bullying. This method of bullying involves using the Internet, texting, email and other digital technologies to harm others.
Social Pt2 ( Covert bullying )o Covert bullying is often harder to recognise and can be carried out behind the bullied persons back. It is designed to harm someones social reputation and/or cause humiliation. Covert bullying includes:o lying and spreading rumourso negative facial or physical gestures, menacing or contemptuous lookso playing nasty jokes to embarrass and humiliateo mimicking unkindlyo encouraging others to socially exclude someoneo damaging someones social reputation or social acceptance.
Cyber bullying andthe different kinds of online bullying
Gossip: Posting or sending cruel gossip to damage a person’s reputation and relationships with friends, Co-Workers, family, and acquaintances.
Exclusion: Deliberately excluding someone from an online group.
Impersonation: Breaking into someone’s e- mail or other online account and sending messages that will cause embarrassment or damage to the person’s reputation and affect his or her relationship with others.
Harassment: Repeatedly posting or sending offensive, rude, and insulting messages.
Cyber stalking: Posting or sending unwanted or intimidating messages, which may include threats.
(an unfamiliar one but commonly used)Flaming: Online fights where scornful and offensive messages are posted on websites, forums, or blogs.
(another unfamiliar one but yet, commonly used)Outing and Trickery: Tricking someone into revealing secrets or embarrassing information, which is then shared online.
Cyberthreats: Remarks on the Internet threatening or implying violent behavior, displaying suicidal tendencies.
32% of online teens say they have been targets of a range of annoying or potentially menacing online activities. 15% of teens overall say someone has forwarded or posted a private message they’ve written, 13% say someone has spread a rumor about them online, 13% say someone has sent them a threatening or aggressive message, and 6% say someone has posted embarrassing pictures of them online.
38% of online girls report being bullied, compared with 26% of online boys. In particular, 41% of older girls (15-17) report being bullied—more than any other age or gender group.
1 in 6 parents know their child has been bullied over social media. In over half of these cases, their child was a repeat victim. Over half of parents whose children have social media accounts are concerned about cyberbullying and more than three-quarters of parents have discussed the issue of online bullying with their children.
Verbal Bullying and its affects on young kids to adults
Research shows that half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years. More than 10% are bullied regularly.
More parents are allowing their young children to undergo plastic surgery to combat bullying. For example, Samantha Shaw, a 1st grader, underwent surgery to get her ears pinned back to prevent her from being bullied.
Several factors increase the risk of a child being bullied, including parental over-control, illness or disability, passivity, social phobia, agoraphobia, and higher levels and expression of general anxiety
The average bullying episode lasts only 37 seconds. Teachers notice or intervene in only one in 25 incidents
More than 160,000 kids grades K-12 are missing school each day because they are afraid of being attack or threatened.
Children who are obese are more likely to be bullied. Additionally, overweight and obese girls are more likely to be physically bullied.
Children- Teenagers who suffer from asthma are more than likely to be bullied, and are prone to being physically attacked
Children- Teenagers from grades 5-12 are more than likely to have suicidal thoughts, tried to commit suicide, and have commit suicide.
Gay teens are three times more likely than heterosexual teens to report having been bullied. In contrast, gay teens were about 80% less likely than heterosexuals to say they had bullied someone else
Physical bullying is easy to detect since it is the act of using physical attacks and harms to others.
Some known forms of physical bullying maybe: Hitting Kicking Punching Shoving Slapping Pushing Tripping Spitting Stealing Damaging the victim’s property
Poor Parental Example or Neglect from Parents. Cases all over the world show that the formative years of bullies are made by outright neglect of parents. Some also show that the parents are leading poor examples, instilling in their minds that violence should be used to handle problems.
Lack of Supervision. Especially in a school with large population, kids are not well- supervised. Children may have the feeling that they can do physical bullying without being caught.
Media Influence. We may not be aware of it but the “boob-tube” as we call it, is filled with television programs that glorify violence. Kids watching these programs may think that being kind to other is not manly enough. There are also some popular TV comedy shows that often show physical bullying especially to weaker characters.
Peer Pressure. The age-old saying says, “Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.” This definitely applies to bullying. If your chosen friends always picked on others, it is very accessible for you to join the bandwagon.
There are different effects of Physical Bullying but all are harmful. In worst cases, some kids even commit suicide because they feel that there is no other way that they can stay away from the nightmare. Damaging results of physical bullying may be:
Physical injuries like bruises and cuts. Belongings, like books and notebooks are damaged. Children may find reasons after reasons not to attend classes every day. Being depressed. Being withdrawn. Low self-esteem. Displays of mood swings. Contemplating on committing suicide
Do not give in to range. The more your temper gets out of control, the more you only allow the bully to control you. When you give in to range, you may also do things that you will later regret.
Do not think of revenge. Sure, being a bullying victim is a painful experience. But that is not an excuse to think of revenge. Always bear in mind that when you do so, things will just backfire, often leading to more serious consequences.
Get away quickly when things get heated up. You may already know some bullies in your school or workplace. It is best if you steer clear of them. As some say, “better swift than sorry”.
Speak up for yourself when physical bullying persists. Choose a particular time to talk to the bully. Be calm. As you look him in the eyes, talk to him with a firm voice. Tell him outright that you do not like what he did to you. Do not give in to any of his insults and challenges.
Talk to your parents/teachers about the physical bullying incidents that you encounter. Be open to your parents. They understand your predicament. They will protect you from any challenges in life you face, including physical bullying.
Always remember that you have a value as a person. Sometimes, bullying victims think that it is their fault why they have been victimized by bullies. But in truth, no one deserves to be bullied. You are indeed valued as a person.