What is Bullying?

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StopBullying.gov defines bullying as unwanted, aggressive behavior towards someone. It’s often repeated over a period of time and can cause lasting problems. There are fours types of bullying:

#1 Verbal Bullying
  • Using words to cause harm, hurt feelings, or make someone feel unsafe
  • Examples: name calling, taunting or teasing, making fun of someone, threatening some sort of harm
#2 Physical Bullying
  • Using physical force to cause bodily harm to someone
  • Examples: hitting or punching, kicking or tripping, stealing someone's personal property
#3 Social Bullying
  • Hurting someone's reputation or social relationships
  • Examples: spreading rumors, ostracizing someone, embarrassing them in public, leaving someone out on purpose
#4 Cyber Bullying
  • Bullying someone online through social media or other electronic communication
  • Examples: leaving mean comments on social media, sending threatening messages, posting unwanted pictures or videos
types of bullying and examples

Bullying is a serious issue that happens more than you would think. Nearly 70% of kids say that they have seen bullying at their schools — either seen it, experienced it, or been the one bullying someone. This month, National Bullying Prevention Month, let’s take a stand against bullying and reverse that statistic! 

Later this week we'll be posting a guide for ways you can stand up to bullying in your community! Like one of our social media channels so you don't miss out! And don't forget to join us this Wednesday, October 24th for Unity Day! Wear orange to show your support for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion of all persons. Use the hashtag #3rdMilUnityDay so we can see how you stand up to bullying!

 

Visit our website to learn about our Respect & Resolve course that covers bullying and healthy relationships for high schoolers. We also have Conflict-Wise for more serious anger and behavior violations. 

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Teenager speaking with counselor

Developing a healthy style of communication is important to most people and considered a life skill that many desire. This skill can be developed at an early age and many educators are now making it a point to foster communication skills to help their students. 

Unfortunately, we sometimes see younger people who show signs of unhealthy communication that manifest in the forms of unhealthy relationships and anger.

 

If you are seeing these signs, know that there is something you can do to correct it.

 

February 17, 2020