Bullying has always been there, and might be here to stay if parents, educators and caregivers don’t step up to end bullying in their communities today.
London, UK (PRWEB) January 12, 2015
Bullying is defined as the repetitive intent to hurt or damage an individual or a group of people that have little power to help themselves. What are the types of bullying out there and how to stand up to each and every type? NoBullying answers these questions in a series of articles in the spotlight today.
Whether online, such as in the cases of cyberbullying, or in real life, NoBullying believes bullying is a real and present danger affecting children, teens and adults. All types of bullying and abuse can put a serious physical and psychological scar on a person’s soul.
The major types of bullying present everywhere in life include physical bullying, which includes hitting, kicking, tripping or the destruction of a person’s property as well as verbal bullying which includes insults, teasing, name calling, sexual harassment or racist language. It also includes threats. Victims of this type of bullying may not immediately react, but in time, their everyday lives may suffer.
Another widespread type of bullying is covert bullying, which is usually attempted behind the victim’s back aiming to damage the victim’s reputation and can include rumors, mimicking the victim and playing unkind jokes with the intent to humiliate the victim. Covert bullying is the most frequently utilized form of bullying, and because most people may not be aware of it, it can be hard to control and stop.
One major threat is cyberbullying, which can happen anywhere and at any time thanks to the influx of technology both at school and at home. Cyberbullying can occur through text messages or over the internet and may be known only to the victim and the perpetrator, making it difficult to control.
One of the most covert underrated types of bullying is emotional bullying which is most common in relationships. Emotional bullying occurs when one person in the relationship attacks the other by using their shortcomings to cause distress. There is also disability bullying which takes place when an individual or group targets another individual or group to bully because they have some form of a disability. Disability bullying frequently targets individuals who suffer from Autism, Asperger syndrome and Dyspraxia among other learning disabilities and physical disabilities.
NoBullying feels that all these types of bullying can stopped and handled correctly with the right methods of awareness and education among children and adults alike.
Ciaran Connolly, Co Founder of NoBullying says “Bullying has always been there, and might be here to stay if parents, educators and caregivers don’t step up to end bullying in their communities today.”
He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of neglecting online safety and photos safety. According to Connolly, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.
NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.
The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.
He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.