The Meaning

The Meaning

B.J.H. has a low tolerance for Bullying
There are several meanings of the word bully; such as: to treat in an overbearing or intimidating manner, to make (one’s way) aggressively and a person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people. The meaning varies to a large range of people of different ages. To some kids bullying is when someone gives you an atomic wedgie or trips you when you walk by. Older kids describe bullying when there is fighting involved, being made fun of all the time and/ or abused. Most of the time kids get teased because of their clothes, their features such as: wears glasses or has freckles, their characteristics such as: real shy or quiet. Furthermore, sadly the teasing will sometimes escalate to abusive bullying. Image

 

 

Warning Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied                                                        

  • Appears anxious and has low self-esteem                                                
  • Withdrawal from peers
  • Unusual sadness
  • Frequent complaints of illness
  • Unexplained cuts or bruises
  • Fear or walking home or riding school bus
  • Decline in academic performance

Forms of Bullying:

  • Physical Bullying -hitting, pushing, punching, tripping, and hair pulling
  • Verbal Bullying - teasing and name calling
  • Emotional Bullying - intimidating gestures, social exclusions, spreading rumors
  • Cyber Bullying - sending insulting messages by phone or telecommunication devices

 

 

Helpful Links:

Stop Bullying 

Anti Bullying Network