What is bullying?
Bullying is the act of hurting or intimidating weaker or smaller people.
Types of Bullying Behaviors
- Physical Aggression:
Hitting, kicking, destroying property
- Social Aggression:
Spreading rumors, excluding from group, silent treatment
- Verbal Aggression:
Name calling, teasing, threatening, intimidating phone calls
Graffiti, a dirty trick, taking possession, coercion
- Written Aggression:
Note writing, graffiti, slam books
- Sexual Harassment:
Comments or actions of a sexual nature that are unwelcome and make the recipient uncomfortable. Examples: rumors of a sexual nature, inappropriate touching, grabbing, comments about someone’s body
- Racial and Ethnic Harassment:
Comments or actions containing racial or ethnic content which are unwelcome and make the recipient uncomfortable. Examples: ethnic jokes, racial name calling, racial slurs
Warning signs of a child with bullying behavior:
- Often irritable and angry with others
- Believes it is okay to be mean to others if it means getting what he or she wants
- Blames others and takes no responsibility for the problem (“He made me do it”)
- Shows little empathy for others, has difficulty showing remorse
- Demonstrates faulty thinking (“I’m entitled to get my way no matter what”)
The highly trained professionals at Apex Behavioral Health Western Wayne, P.L.L.C. can help you identify and treat children with bullying behavior and children experiencing being bullied.
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