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Types of Bullying

  • Cyberbullying includes the use of internet mediums or electronic devices to send negative and damaging information, messages, and pictures.

Cyberbullying includes:
Blogs
Email
Instant Message
Social Networking Sites
Webpages
Blogs
Chat Rooms
Game Sites
Text messages
Webpages

  • Verbal bullying includes saying or writing mean messages about other people. Verbal Bullying includes:

Teasing
Name-Calling
Inappropriate sexual comments
Taunting
Threatening to cause harm

  • Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body or possessions. Physical Bullying includes:

Hitting/Kicking/Pinching
Spitting
Tripping/Pushing
Taking or breaking someone’s things
Making mean or rude hand gestures

  • Social bullying is commonly referred to as relational bullying which involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships. Social Bullying includes:

Leaving someone out of an activity intentionally
Telling other people not to be friends with someone
Spreading rumors about someone
Embarrassing someone in public

References: “Bullying Definition.”¬† StopBullying.Gov.http://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/definition/

Cyberbullying
The Forms of Cyberbullying

  • Using vulgar or explosive language to fight verbally
  • Arguing back and forth through postings or messages online or through texts
  • Make threats to fight, harm, or expose someone online
  • Using videos of person beating someone up and posting online
  • Sending someone constant¬† harassing texts, emails or postings online
  • Gossiping online, blogs, or social networks about a person
  • Pretending to be someone else and sending harmful messages
  • Using a persona to harass others online
  • Posting embarrassing pictures or video of person online
  • Putting someone’s personal/private information or secrets on the internet/through technology
  • Sending a personal or private email, text, or picture to other people or posting online
  • Excluding¬† someone from being part of online group or online social networking site
  • Using information posted online to get person in trouble or expose them
  • Going through someone’s personal phone, email, or social networking account to expose their information
  • Cyber stalking

 How to Respond to Cyber-bullying

  • Do not respond to the bully at all
  • Do not post negative messages back
  • Do not confront the bully about messages wrote online in person
  • Save the message (print and make copies) to show to appropriate authority figures
  • Limit time online or on social networking sites
  • Delete social networking site or log off
  • Block the sender on phone, online or from social networking site
  • Click warning button on instant message or chat screen to alert Internet Service Provider of the harmful material
  • Contact a lawyer to help deal with the situation
  • Report to the police or cybercrime unit if have any threats, forceful behavior, obscene material or sexual exploitation
  • Seek professional support (counseling) if experience behavioral health issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, or suicidal thoughts

References:
Heja, C. “CyberBullying” http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/studentsupport/psychologicalservices/pdf/Cyberbullying.pdf

 Phillips, S. Coping with CyberBullying: “The Use of Technology to Terrify (2011)”. PBS: Vulcan Productions
http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/blogs/coping-cyberbullying-use-technology-terrify

Willard, N. (2007). Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of
Online Social Aggression, Threats, and Distress, Champaign, IL: Research Press.

Web Resources to Prevent Bullying

Cyberbullying Research Centerhttp://cyberbullying.us/
National Bullying Prevention Center http://www.pacer.org/bullying/
Prevent Cyberbullying & Internet Harassment http://www.cyberbully411.org/what-to-do
Stop Bullying.Gov http://www.stopbullying.gov/index.html

Please Call

If immediate risk of harm or self-harm please call 911.
If any suicidal thoughts or feelings can call National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Please call the Counseling & Wellness Center at 504-520-7315, email counseling @xula.edu, or walk in for an appointment at St. Joseph’s Suite 202 if you or someone you know is being bullied.

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