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|What is Bullying? (children)
What is bullying?
What is bullying?
Bullying behaviour is different from aggression or teasing because:
· Bullying does not just happen once. Bullying is repeated over time.
· There is an imbalance of power between the bully and the victim. The victim feels threatened by the bully.
· Bullying is planned and deliberate. It is not just a joke.
Types of bullying:
There are 3 main types of bullying behaviour that can occur:
· Direct or Physical bullying: being hit, being kicked, being punched, being blackmailed or threatened, people being spiteful to you.
. Verbal bullying: Being called nasty names, having lies spread about you, receiving nasty or threatening text messages.
· Relational bullying: Friends deliberately leaving you out, friends deliberately falling out with you, friends spreading nasty rumours about you or stories that are not true.
Bullying is a group behaviour which means that schools provide the perfect place for bullying to happen. All children are involved in bullying behaviour in one way or another. If you read the bullying personalities below, think carefully about which one you might be:
· BULLY: A bully bullies other children and is never a victim.
· VICTIM: A victim gets hurt by the bully & never bullies others.
· BULLY/VICTIM: A bully/victim both bullies others and is a victim at times.
· ASSISTANT TO THE BULLY: This person helps the bully out and eggs them on to keep hurting the victim.
· DEFENDER: A defender tries to help the victim and sticks up for them.
· BYSTANDER: This person watches the bullying happen but does not get involved with anything.
Created on 09/15/2006 11:27 AM by ecirweb
Updated on 09/15/2006 11:32 AM by ecirweb