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What is Bullying?
Bullying is defined as “unwanted, aggressive behavior
among school aged children that involves a real or
perceived power imbalance.”
It is repeated or has potential to be repeated over time.
“Pulling someone down will never help you
reach the top.”
Three Different Types of Bullying
Verbal Bullying – saying or
writing mean things.
Physical Bullying – involves
hurting a person’s body or
Social Bullying – involves
reputation or relationships.
Cyber Bullying – the use of
to bully a person.
Different Types of Bullying
• Name calling
• Threatening to
• Hitting, kicking,
• Mean or rude
• Telling other
Becoming more prominent with the advancements in
technology and social media
Involves the use of the Internet, cell phones, video games
and other technology gadgets to send, text, or post
images intended to hurt or embarrass another person.
Can lead to harassment, stalking, rumor spreading,
disclosure of information, exclusion, belittling, and
Children and teenagers are most likely to be cyber bullied
as that age group is being introduced more to technology
and cellular devices at an earlier age.
Why Are People Bullied?
To seek attention
The bully may be coming from
an anger filled family and take
it out on others
Some people now see bullying
as a norm
Bullies think it presents
themselves as more important
They don’t know how hurtful
their actions are, so they
To follow their friends actions
Risks of Being Bullied
People perceived as different from their peers
(overweight, underweight, glasses, new to a school,
unable to afford what other people see as “cool.”
Perceived as weak or unable to defend themselves.
Are depressed, anxious, or have a low self-esteem.
Are less popular than others and have few friends.
Do not get along with others (those who crave attention,
or are found to be annoying.)
Effects of Bullying
Kids Who Are Bullied:
Depression and anxiety
Sadness and loneliness
Kids Who Bully Others:
Abuse alcohol and other
Fighting, vandalize property
Drop out of school
Engage in sexual activity
What To Do If You Are Bullied
You are never alone!
Ask for support
Save and track the incidents
Contact the police for serious incidents
What Should Bystanders Do?
Get involved as a group
Report the specific areas
where bullying is occurring
Speak up and tell someone
Help the victim
Don’t join in
Be a friend
Believe the kid being
Find help quick!
Don’t fight the bully
Canadian Bullying Statistics
Canada has the 9th highest rate of bullying in the 13-years-olds
category on a scale of 35 countries
47% of Canadian parents report having a child victim of bullying
Any participation in bullying increases risk of suicidal ideas in youth
The rate of discrimination experienced among students who identify as
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-identified, Two-Spirited, Queer or
Questioning (LGBTQ) is three times higher than heterosexual youth.
Girls are more likely to be bullied on the Internet than boys
The most common form of cyber-bullying involved receiving
threatening or aggressive e-mails or instant messages, reported by 73%
40% of Canadian workers experience bullying on a weekly basis
“Pink Shirt Day” – Anti-Bullying Day
In 2007, a boy entering high-school decided to wear a
pink shirt on his first day of school.
He was targeted for homophobic comments relating to
him wearing pink.
Two grade twelve students then made the effort to make
a day that everyone would wear pink so stand up for
This is now a coast-to-coast event where Canadians
proudly wear pink to stand up for bullying.
Please follow this link to watch an interesting interview on
how “Pink Shirt Day” began:
The Conflict Theory relates to bullying
because people go about finding trouble and
creating potential trouble for people as they
suffer from disorders, mental issues, any many
other troubles in their lives. They suffer from many
factors in the world and bullying is one of them.
The bullies create the conflict to get attention
and feed their ego. This generally keeps them
going as they get satisfaction from seeing others
being put down.
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