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The last type of bullying to be discussed is ‘Harassment‘. This type is generally about race, gender, nationality etc and is usually quite frequent. Some examples of this type of bullying may include the following:
- pulling at clothing etc
- looking under the toilet door
- use of intimidating and offensive language
- stalking and following
- making unwelcome advances or requests of a sexual nature
Bullying is a game when some children abuse their power. The target or the person that is being bullied can stop getting hurt by blocking the bullying. This can be by removing oneself or by becoming detached.
So, how does the game of bullying work? Well, there are some rules to this game. I will follow up on these rules in my next blog.
This type of bullying involves the attack of someone who is weaker. This doesn’t just happen in a school setting, it occurs in the workplace as well. It can be directly aggressive such as hitting, kicking, spitting or indirect such as by gesture, suggestions, stalking and defacing or hiding of property. So if you notice a family member coming home with ripped clothes for example, stay alert and mindful of their behaviour as this type of bullying could be happening. Some specific examples of physical bullying include: pushing, kicking, hitting, bumping, hair pulling, tripping pulling the chair out just as someone is about to sit down flicking water, paper etc locking them in a cupboard or the toilets throwing belongings around the room interfering with someones belongings in their locker or desk damaging clothes stealing their lunch or things from their desk or bag I’m feeling distressed just at the thought of this type of behaviour. Do you have any thoughts? As always, your thoughts and comments are most welcome.
Bullying is a very upsetting thing to happen to anyone, to say the least. It is so damaging to the victim. There are 4 main categories of bullying. I will be highlighting each one over the course of the week. The first one I would like to talk about is teasing. Teasing, put another way, is verbal violence and girls especially, are very, very good at doing it. It is mostly related to how you look, your sexuality and the level of social acceptance of the victim. The teasing includes the following: name calling, harassing and insulting, verbal demands/threats, doing something when the target/victim walks past like rolling the eyes and of course, cyber bullying which includes texting, internet and email.
This usually happens on a regular basis and is so hurtful to the victim!