Fall Away From Bullying
What is Bullying?
- When an individual or a group of people with more power, repeatedly and intentionally cause hurt or harm to another person or group of people who feel helpless to respond.
- Bullying can continue over time, is often hidden from adults, and can continue if no action is taken.
What are some types of Bullying?
- Physical Bullying
– Being physically aggressive, using physical intimidation, hitting, kicking, pushing, tripping, or touching in any inappropriate or unwanted way.
- Verbal Bullying
– Using cruel spoken words, name calling, being disrespectful towards someone.
- Relational Bullying
– Excluding, getting others to hurt others, or spreading rumors
– Spreading lies, false rumors, or mean words through social media, texting, and any other online resource
For Kids: What can I do?
- Treat everyone with respect and be kind to others
- Understand that everyone is different, but that different is not bad
- If you are being bullied or have been bullied, talk to a trusted adult about the situation
For Adults: What can I do?
- Understand what bullying is and what it looks like
- Recognize warning signs that your child may be involved in bullying
- Be in open communication with your children about bullying and let them know that they can come to you for help
- Model positive behavior to your children