Bullying Awareness Week is the third week of November.
What is bullying?
Bullying is repetitive hostile or humiliating behavior intended to harm, frighten or inflict distress on others. Bullying may cause psychological harm or damage one’s reputation.
Bullying behaviors can be
- physical, e.g. pushing or hitting someone
- verbal, e.g. insulting or making racist, sexist or homophobic remarks
- social, e.g. gossiping, deliberately excluding someone from your group, isolating someone;
- cyberbullying, e.g. bullying someone via email, text messages, or on social media.
Identify bullying behaviors
- Cursing at someone.
- Bragging about making fun of another person;
- Claiming that tormenting someone is just a joke;
- Laughs when someone is injured;
- Being aggressive;
- Excluding or isolating someone on purpose, and more!
What should I do if I witness bullying behaviors?
- Call 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger.
- Bullying Helpline: 1-888-456-2323 to get help anonymously in more than 170 languages or find other supports.
Word of the Day:Aggressive: ready to attack, hostile