Stopbullying.gov describes bullying as unwanted, aggressive, and sometimes repetitive, behavior by a person intended to control, harm, embarrass or otherwise negatively affect another person.
Statistics show children who are victims of bullying can be significantly affected by such experiences into adulthood.
Adults can also be victims of bullying, or harassment, in the workplace. Actions such as verbal abuse that humiliate or intimidate, including damage to, undermining or sabotage of an employee’s work is mistreatment and can be considered bullying.
Types of Bullying:
Physical bullying is hitting, punching, kicking, tripping or other un-welcomed and unwanted contact toward another person/person’s body. This also includes destruction of or damaging another person’s property or possessions.
Verbal bullying is teasing, name-calling, insulting, intimidating and using other verbally abusive words, including racist or homophobic language.
Social and emotional bullying is behavior that intentionally causes humiliation, such as spreading lies or rumors designed to ruin a person’s reputation. Playing mean jokes, making fun of or mimicking another person to cause embarrassment or exclusion is also considered a form of bullying.
Cyber bullying is the same as verbal or social and emotional bullying but through the use of social media or other internet sites including blogs and chat rooms. Posting negative or humiliating photos and videos, sending instant or text messages with the intent to embarrass another person can also be considered as bullying.
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