Important Information for Students
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What is Bullying?
Bullying is a form of emotional and physical abuse that is characterized by a power imbalance in which a bully chooses victims that he or she perceives is vulnerable. Bullying is deliberate and repeated over time. It can occur in different forms, for example:
· Physical bullying (poking, pushing, hitting, kicking)
· Verbal bullying (yelling, teasing, name-calling, insulting, threatening)
· Social bullying (ignoring, excluding, spreading rumors, telling lies, getting others to hurt someone)
What is Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is a growing form of bullying that involves sending or posting hurtful, embarrassing, or threatening text or images using the Internet, cell phones, or other electronic communication devices. Other forms of cyberbullying include creating Web sites that contain harmful or highly personal materials or images that may damage the victim’s reputation or friendships, distributing questionnaires that poll classmates about a student’s physical traits, and excluding victims from online groups.