What is bullying?
Bullying is: Persistent, offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting
behaviour which amounts to an abuse of power and makes the recipient
feel threatened upset, humiliated or vunerable. It is the impact
of the behaviour on an individual which defines bullying and not
the intention of the behaviour, so even if someone feels that thei
behaviour is acceptable, if it makes the recipient feel uncomfortable
or unhappy, it is bullying.
Bullying can take the form of emotional and/or physical abuse.
Examples of bullying behaviours:
Taking away friends
Trying to get an indiviudal into trouble
Punching, kicking, pinching, pushing etc.
Sending abusive or threatening messages via text or email
Silent phone calls
Posting threatening or abusive messages on forums or message
Sticks and stones may break my bones,
but words can also hurt me.
Stones and sticks break only skin,
while words are ghosts that haunt me.
Slant and curved the word-swords fall
to pierce and stick inside me.
Bats and bricks may ache through bones,
but words can mortify me.
Pain from words has left its scar
on mind and heart that’s tender.
Cuts and bruises now have healed;
it’s words that I remember.