What is it?

It is an act of continuous, repeated and intentional abuse by one person (or a group of people) against another.

Bullying can happen to anyone and can take many different forms including:physical, verbal, exclusion/rejection, financial, sexual or cyberbullying.

Bullying can involve pushing hitting, teasing, humiliating, name calling, spreading nasty rumours about someone.

? Which are the different types of bullying?


- Calling names.
- Shouting.
- Making fun.
- Threatening.


- Excluding others from group work and/or games.
- Making up lies.
- Spreading rumours or stories.



- Pushing, hitting, spitting, biting.
- Stealing money by threatening or hitting.
- Ripping clothes off and/or destroying objects.



- Making offensive remarks or comments of a sexual nature.
- Forcing the practice of sexual acts.



- Spreading false information, harassment/persecution, intimidating and/or insulting through text messages, images, audio or video messages,  e-mail, websites, chats, instant messaging, social networks.


Here we have presented the different types of bullying separately.
However, it is important not to forget that, in most cases, these types of bullying happen at the same time and against the same victim.
For example: a group of students insults another classmate from the same class by passing on notes with negative comments in the class room; at break time that group pushes the classmate against a teacher to embarrass him and records the event to spread it to the rest of the school.

Each of these types of bullying is a form of violence and in all of them there is another one present: PSYCHOLOGIAL VIOLENCE.

Whatever the type of bullying, the aim is to make the victim feel bad, uncomfortable, afraid, ashamed and insecure.