Bullying occurs when a child or teen experiences unwanted or aggressive behavior which involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Bullying includes an action which can be making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, or purposely excluding someone from a group.

Bullying behaviors can include:

  • Unwelcome behavior as verbal abuse which can be in the form of name-calling, epithets, and slurs.
  • Electronic or written statements.
  • Threats
  • Physical assault
  • Anything that can be considered as physically threatening, harmful, or humiliating
  • Posting false information intending to harm or humiliate the person on social media.

 

 

Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying occurs when a child or teen experiences being tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, and embarrassed or being targeted by another person that uses internet and mobile phones.

There has been many issues surrounding young people killing each other and committed suicide after having been cyber bullied.Cyber bullying is not an one-time thing, it can occur several times and is harder to prove since not many would report it.

Examples of Cyber Bullying

  • Sending someone mean or threatening emails, instant messages, or text messages
  • Excluding someone from an instant messenger buddy list or blocking their email for no reason
  • Tricking someone into revealing personal or embarrassing information and sending it to others
  • Breaking into someone’s email or instant message account to send cruel or untrue messages while posing as that person
  • Creating websites to make fun of another person such as a classmate or teacher