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What are the Forms of Bullying?


Physical:Physical bullying involves harmful actions against another personís body.Examples include:biting, kicking, pushing, pinching, hitting, tripping, pulling hair, any form of violence or intimidation.Physical bullying also involves the interference with another personís property.Examples include: damaging or stealing.


Verbal:Verbal bullying involves speaking to a person or about a person in an unkind or hurtful way.Examples include:sarcasm, teasing, put-downs, name calling, phone calls, spreading rumors or hurtful gossip.


Emotional:Emotional bullying involves behaviors that upset, exclude, or embarrass a person.Examples include:nasty notes, saying mean things using technology (e.g. cyber bullying using emails, instant messaging), chat rooms, tormenting threatening, humiliation or social embarrassment.


Sexual:Sexual bullying singles out a person because of gender and demonstrates unwarranted or unwelcome sexual behavior.Examples include: sexual comments, abusive comments, unwanted physical contact.


Racial:Racial bullying involves rejection or isolation of a person because of ethnicity.Examples include: gestures, racial slurs or taunts, name calling, making fun of customs/skin color/accent/food choices.