Bullying is an aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves the imbalance of power.
Bullying can interfere with learning in school.
Bullying makes us feel sad, mad, afraid, nervous, depressed, alone, worried, unable to pay attention in class, embarrassed, sick, not wanting to come to school.
Children who are bullied can become depressed, lonely, anxious and have low self-esteem
Bullying can be a sign of violent behavior.
A victim is the person who is being picked on or bullied
Victims are often times alone on the playground. Walking alone to school or home or eating lunch by themselves.
Bullying comes indifferent forms:
· Push others around or damage their possessions (any physical violence)
· Use words to hurt others feelings
· Spread rumors or gossip
· Deliberately leaving someone out of a group or game
· Making people feel frightened
· Putting people down
· Harassing communication by sending anonymous insults in text messages
· Direct threats
· Harmful texts, sounds, images
· Breaking into someone’s account and pretending to be them
· A Bystander could be one or more people who observe the bully targeting the victim. They join the bully
· Stand by and watch or look away
· Encourage the bully
· Maybe afraid to tell or report in fear of making things worse for the target or ofbeing the next target themselves
The bystanders have a lot of power. They can tell the bully to STOP making fun or putting some one down or they can take the victim away from the bully.