Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Has a Child In Your Care Ever Been A Vicitm of Bullying?

Different Types of Bullying

The Second Annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit, starts today. Yesterday we explained that teasing is bullying. Today, we define the different types of bullying to help us better determine if our charges are being bullied or bullying other kids.

Each and every person has the right to feel safe in their lives and good about themselves. So, It’s My Life web site put together a guide to share the basics of dealing with bullies.

The different types of bullying are:

1. Physical bullying means:
  •  Hitting, kicking, or pushing someone, or even just threatening to do it,
  • Stealing, hiding or ruining someone's things,
  • Making someone do things he doesn’t want to do.
2. Verbal bullying means:• Name-calling,
  • Teasing,
  • Insulting.
3. Relationship bullying means:
  • Refusing to talk to someone,
  • Spreading lies or rumors about someone,
  • Making someone feel left out or rejected.
The reason why one kid would want to bully another kid is that when someone makes another person feel bad, they gain power over him. Power makes people feel like they're better than another person, and then that makes them feel really good about himself. Power also makes the bully stand out from the crowd. It's a way to get attention.

Has a child you have cared for ever been bullied?

1 comment:

Lara said...

Yes via text messages and emails. Another boy has threatened him in texts and emails. I think it's a mistake to give young kids text messaging privelidges or unmonitored email use. Parents and nannies need info about cyberbullying.