Bullying is a kind of abuse. Bullying is when a person or group repeatedly tries to harm someone who is weaker. It is characterized by an individual behaving in a certain way to gain power over another person.
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Ross states that direct bullying involves a great deal of physical aggression such as shoving and poking, throwing things, slapping, choking, punching and kicking, beating, stabbing, pulling hair, scratching, biting, scraping and pinching.
Types of bullying
Bullying consists of three basic types of abuse -
Bullying in the workplace, school, family and neighborhoods
Bullying in school and the workplace is also referred to as peer abuse.
Stop bullying children
Bullying should NOT be considered a "Normal part of life". Having to deal with a bully is hard for a child — especially at school. If you are being bullied, it's very important to tell an adult. If you act as though you're not afraid, it may be enough for a people who bully to leave you alone.
Helping Kids Deal With Bullies
Let him know that everyone worries, even adults, at one time or another. But also make sure he knows that there are ways he can feel better and less fearful.
Try to get your son to talk about what has been going on at school - just listening can be helpful.
Dealing With Bullying
Bullying leads to several suicides every year. Remember, it's our "differences" that makes us special and unique. You should be proud of who you are. Don't let people who bully take that away from you. Don't give people who bully that power over you.
Verbal bullying can also involve sending cruel instant or email messages or even posting insults about a person on a website — practices that are known as cyberbullying.
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