Facts That You Should Know About Bullying


Have you been bullied before? Do you see any incidents that involve bullying in your community?

Most people often time feel like they understand the issue when it comes to bullying. Aside from that, it can have an incomplete picture of the problem particularly if there are no clear evidences of the incident. For you to clearly know what bullying is all about and how can it affect you, here are some facts gathered for you to know:

#1 – There is at least six common types of bullies.

We often mistaken bully and assume that they are loners or have a low self-esteem but clearly, we got it wrong. Yes there are bullies that suffer self-esteem issues but there are also other bullies who bully other people because they feel entitled or they do it to gain control and power of that person. Others bully others because they have been victims of bullying before and others bully to climb the social ladder. Also, there are bullies who bully because they have been peer pressured. Other people participate in bullying because they view it as an effective method for controlling and manipulating the social hierarchy, whether they are at school or in the workplace.

#2 – Bullies target anyone in their way.

Sometimes we have mistaken bullies to target one person where in fact, even the most popular kids at school or the popular people in your workplace can a victim of bullying. It’s important to remember that kids and adults are bullied because the bully made a choice to target them. The responsibility for bullying always falls on the bullies.

#3 – It really doesn’t matter what age a person is.

Bullying often starts in late elementary school and then peaks in middle school. But sometimes, it point out that bullying can start even as young as preschool stage. Aside from that, some bullying carries over into adulthood. In fact, workplace bullying is a growing problem. The age doesn’t matter for bullies. They focus on anyone who doesn’t fit the accepted norm and focus on that. That’s the way they roll in the bullying industry. They also will bully others they feel threatened by or those that have something they want. People also have been bullied because they look, act, talk or dress differently.

#4 – Boys and girls tend to bully differently.

When you talk about bullying, the issue between boys bully other boys and girls bully other girls are different. Female bullies tend to be a “mean girl” with the way they talk so that they can control and manipulate the situation. They also are into name-calling and tend to only bully only other girls in their way.

On the other hand, boys are far more different. They tend to be more physically aggressive rarely call names and cyberbully others. They directly punch and hit rather than name-calling each other. But there are cases where boys bully girls and girls bully boys but that are a rare situation.

#5 – Targets of bullying do not tell anyone.

Despite the rising number of bullying all over the country, the victims of bullying often don’t report it immediately. The reasons for remaining silent vary from person to person. A number of young people also question whether or not telling will do any good.

For more facts about bullying, we will discuss it in our next blog. Be sure to check out these facts about bullying and stay safe everyone.


Types of Bullying and What Do They Mean

How much do you know about bullying in your community or all over the world?

When you talk about bullying, we often tend to know that it is between kids in school punching each other or harassing kids and hitting one another. But today, there are many types of bullying and it doesn’t only happen to kids. Bullying can occur in both home and work place.

For instance, physical bullying is just one of the bullying types that kids are involved. Here is our overview of other types of bullying that can be found in schools and even to your local community.

  • Physical Bullying

This one is the obvious form of bullying that you can see in movies portrayed by the actors and even in real life. It mostly happens when kids use physical actions to have power and be in control over their opponent or targets.

The physical bullies, as what most people would call them, are identified as bigger, stronger and more aggressive than their peers.

Physical bullying involves kicking, hitting, punching, slapping, shoving and other physical attacks being made. In addition, the physical bullying is the easiest form of bully to identify immediately. It is most likely what people think of when they think of bullying.

  • Verbal Bullying

Name-calling, abusive words and harassing statements are part of the verbal bullying. The verbal bullies typically use relentless insults to belittle or hurt the other person emotionally. They choose their targets based on the way they look, act or behave. It’s also not uncommon for verbal bullies to target kids with special needs.

This is also the kind of bullying that occurs mostly in schools and even in the workplace. It is often very difficult to identify because attacks almost occur, for kids, when adults are not around. It is also the same in the workplace when their superiors are not around. But research has shown that verbal bullying and name-calling has serious consequences. In fact, it can leave deep emotional scars. This can lead to legal actions. But most of the time, the victim of verbal bullying tend to ignore it to avoid complications.

  • Cyberbullying

Now this is the popular form of bullying these days because of the internet and social media forms. Technology has made our lives easier and comfortable the day it started out but lately, it is one of the reason people get embarrassed, threatened or even harassed online. This is what they Cyberbullying. It includes posting hurtful images or words online, making online threats to a person and sending hurtful emails or texts are samples of Cyberbullying. It’s also becoming more widespread because bullies can harass their targets with much less risk of being caught.

Today, some countries imposed laws against Cyberbullying that can be taken to legal action once the evidence have been gathered. The consequences of this type of bullying are significant.

  • Sexual Bullying

With this type of bullying, often times the girls are the targets of sexual bullying by both boys and other girls. Boys can be filed case of sexual bullying when they the girls inappropriately or make crude comments about their bodies and so. For other girls, when they are involved in making insulting comments about the appearance of the other girl and talking shameless words about her.

Sexting can also be considered a sexual bullying. You can search online about this issue. Either way, it is recognized as sexual bullying and you can file lawsuit against the bullies.

  • Prejudicial Bullying

This one is based on prejudices adolescents and teens that are part of different races, religions or sexual orientation. This type of bullying can include all the other types of bullying as well including cyberbullying, verbal bullying, physical bullying and sometimes even sexual bullying is included in this type of bullying.

Whatever types of bullying you have encountered in your entire existence, be sure to know your rights and do not waste time. Raise your voice about bullying and get to know the consequences about it. Stop bullying and make love and peace the center of your life.


Bullying – An Introduction

Hi, I’m Andrea Dickens. I’m a researcher and advocate against human violence, particularly bullying and disrespectful in modern society.

What is bullying? Have you experienced it in your whole career?

Bullying, according to most records and research about it, it is the act of continual abuse by which one party tries to enforce power (physical or verbal) over the other party.

Types of Bullying

There are three types of bullying that is ever recorded with most cases and lawsuit files:

Physical Bullying – the bullies imposed power using physical contact to the victim (i.e. hitting, punching, slapping, kicking, pushing, etc.) It occurs when the bully uses physical power or violence to coerce, intimidate, or harm the victim. This is usually the easiest form of bullying to identify and see the effects of. Aside from that, it is often though the most serious and the most commonly responded actions in schools and workplace.

Verbal Bullying – this is the part where the bully imposes shameless words and name-calling the victim in which the bully uses those words to intimidate or hurt the person. This can involved put-downs or verbal coercion. Verbal coercion is also fairly easy to spot, although many are not quick to respond to it, often mislead by the false “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” saying. The verbal bullying often occurs between two girls and rarely in the side of the boys.

Relational Bullying – this is probably the most serious kind of bullying you will ever encounter in your entire life. This is the type of bullying that has serious long-term effects to the victim. It occurs when the bully or group of bullies purposefully exclude the victim, engage in gossip and spreading rumours, whether in school or inside the workplace.  This is often hard for teachers and administrators to see because it can go on either online or behind the scenes. Too often, relational bullying incidences are not intervened in because of this. Most victims of this bullying stay quiet and don’t bother telling it to their superiors or even to their family.

Bullying – Why does it need to be stopped?

This has been around us for a long time now and it has been treated as part of growing up for kids. Sometimes it is made to toughen up young people as they grow through life. However, in most bullying incidents, there are certain issues like suicide, murder and related cases that revolve around bullying. For me, it has not place in our society, schools and even in the workplace.

Experts conducted research that victims of bullying develop emotional problems that includes depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and difficulty when mingling with social situations and relationships. It is a serious case of emotional problems and definitely, it is not a part of growing up.

We often see cases of bullying in the news and multiple suicides are caused by bullying. Bullying must be stopped and the only way to do is to have preventive programs in school, offices and also in local communities. Let us not wait for others to get hurt. Let’s act now before it is too late!