Kinds of Bullying

Bullying can take on many different forms. Here are some of the types of bullying:

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Physical Bullying
Includes hitting, kicking, shoving, spitting, beating up, and stealing or damaging property. Physical bullying causes harm to the exterior - as in somebody hurting your body or your belongings.
Whereas, the other types of bullying listed below may cause harm on the inside (for example emotional or psychological pain)
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Verbal Bullying

Includes name-calling, mocking, hurtful teasing, insults, slurs, humiliating or threatening someone, racist comments, or sexual harassment

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Social Bullying

Includes rolling your eyes or turning away from someone, excluding others from the group, getting others to ignore or exclude, gossiping or spreading rumours, setting others up to look foolish, and damaging reputations and friendships.

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Electronic or Cyberbullying

Includes the use of apps, emails, internet sites and text messages to threaten, harass, embarrass, socially exclude, or damage reputations and friendships

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Racial Bullying

Includes treating people badly because of their racial or ethnic background, saying bad things about a cultural background, calling someone racist names or telling racist jokes.

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Religious Bullying

Includes treating people badly because of their religious background or beliefs, making negative comments about a religious background or belief, calling someone names or telling jokes based on their religious beliefs in an effort to hurt them

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Sexual Bullying

Includes leaving someone out; treating them badly, or making them feel uncomfortable because of their sex; making sexist comments or jokes; touching, pinching or grabbing someone in a sexual way; making crude comments about someone's sexual behaviour or orientation; or spreading a sexual rumour

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Disability Bullying

Includes leaving someone out or treating them badly because of a disability, making someone feel uncomfortable, or making jokes to hurt someone because of a disability.

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