The four main kinds of bullying include: Physical, Verbal, Emotional/Non-verbal, and Cyberbullying.
- Physical – hurting a person’s body (e.g. shoving, poking, throwing things, spitting, slapping, choking, punching, kicking, beating, stabbing, pulling hair, biting, scratching, scraping, pinching, threatened violence, or damaging possessions)
- Verbal – saying or writing mean things (e.g. name calling including homophobic language, taunting, nasty teasing, insults, spreading malicious gossip)
- Emotional/Non-verbal – often accompanies physical or verbal bullying. (e.g. rude gestures, ignoring/excluding/isolating a pupil)
- Cyberbullying – involves using social media and the internet to spread rumours or post pictures/videos or fake websites/profiles. Also involves sending malicious emails or text messages on mobile phones.
If you are being bullied or know someone who is, please let someone know. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to a member of staff.