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Physical Bullying

This is when a bully attacks someone by punching, kicking, hitting or pushing them.

It is also spitting at someone or 'accidentally' banging into them or tripping them up.

As well as hurting people's bodies, bullies can also break or steal someone's belongings.

At school bullies often ruin other pupils' books or toys or even steal from them.


Verbal Bullying

This happens when a bully uses words to hurt or frighten someone and can be done in lots of different ways.

Name calling: 'flea bag', 'thicky', 'goody two shoes', 'paki', 'gay'.

Threatening: 'I'll tell everyone you wee your pants if you don't give me your crisps.'

Taunting: 'Your clothes are from the Charity Shop.'

Mimicking: Repeating what they say in a stupid voice.

Making them look silly: 'Look at him - he runs like a chicken.'


Silent Bullying

This happens when a bully makes you feel bad but doesn't say anything - they might ignore you all the time or try to stop you joining in anything - this is often called being 'sent to Coventry'.

Silent bullying can be more than ignoring you - a bully might send horrible notes about you, spread rumours, follow you around everywhere or send you a nasty text message.


Racist Bullying

Any hostile or offensive action against people because of their skin colour, cultural or religious background or ethnic origin.

It can include:

physical, verbal or emotional bullying

insulting or degrading comments, name calling, gestures, taunts or 'jokes'

•offensive graffiti

humiliating, excluding, tormenting, ridiculing, or threatening

making fun of the music, customs, accent or dress of anyone from a different culture

refusal to work with or co-operate with others because they are from a different culture

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is the use of ICT (information, communication and technology) to harass, threaten or insult others, with the intention to cause them mental and emotional harm.

Don't reply. Never retaliate or reply if you've been sent a nasty message. Block the bully and report it to an adult you trust.

Keep the evidence of cyberbullying by saving messages and MSN conversations.

Report it. Most websites and mobile phone operators have a place where you can report abuse.

Always respect others. Be careful what you say and what you send. Messages and images can be made public and could stay online forever.

Protect your online accounts and your mobile phone with a password - don't share it with anyone.

Tell someone. Tell a teacher or adult you trust.
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