Bullying can be physical, verbal, relational, or cyberbullying. Bullying can happen to anyone. Bullying is defined as:
•Exposure repeatedly and over time tonegative actions on behalf of others.
•Behavior that is directed or perceived to be directed toward a victim who is physically or mentally weaker than the bully.
•Behavior that involves an imbalance of power or strength. (Olweus, 2013)
There are four types of Bullying:
Physical bullying – Hitting, spitting, beating, shoving, punching, pinching, hair pulling, damaging property, etc.
Verbal bullying -- Name-calling, laughing at, ridiculing, racial slurs, mocking another student’s culture, and persistent teasing.
Relational bullying– The deliberate exclusion of a child from a group, spreading rumors, and trying to ruin the reputation of another student.
Cyber bullying -- Using the Internet or other digital devices to send or post negative messages, images, or video clips about others.