Physical bullying is bullying that takes the form of physical abuse, such as pushing, shoving, hitting, fighting, spitting, and tripping. Threats of physical harm and attempts to force people to act in ways they would prefer not to are also included.
• Emotional bullying is bullying that involves factors other than physical interaction, such as insults, derogatory remarks, name calling, and teasing. Also included are attempts to ostracize the victim, such as being left out or ignored, which is sometimes referred to as social bullying, as distinguished from verbal bullying. Emotional bullying could also take the form of purposely misplacing or hiding someones belongings. Emotional bullying can be done in person or through cyber bulling
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The NCES report reveals that
• There is noticeably more bullying in middle school (grades 6, 7, and 8) than in senior high school
• Emotional bullying is the most prevalent type of bullying, with pushing/shoving/tripping/spitting on someone being second
• Cyberbullying is – for the middle grade levels – the least prominent type of bullying, but it is greater in the last three years of high school than in grades 6 – 9
• Most school bullying occurs inside the school, a lesser amount on school property, and even less on the school bus. The least occurs in other areas
• Middle school students, and particularly 6th graders, were most likely to be bullied on the bus
• Sixth graders were the most likely students to sustain an injury from bullying, with middle schoolers more likely to be injured than high school students and the percentage going down every grade from 6 to 12
• Victims of bullying display a range of responses, even many years later, such as:
1. Low self-esteem
2. Difficulty in trusting others
3. Lack of assertiveness
5. Difficulty controlling anger
GREECE, N.Y. The student bullying of a suburban Rochester bus aide drove her to tears and the video has drawn nationwide outrage. School officials and police responded Thursday in the town of Greece.
Police are investigating the behavior of the four middle school students. But when you get right down to it, the students are 13-years-old, they’re juveniles, and the insults they taunted the bus aide with do not seem to constitute any criminal activity. However, school officials believe it did violate the district’s code of conduct.
Karen Klein, the 68-year-old grandmother of eight who withstood the relentless taunts, described the onslaught as, ”Like living outside my body. It’s not like this is me that this is happening to.”
She is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support coming in from all corners of the country. Her ordeal, recorded by a student on a cell phone, of threats and insults was spread around the world over the internet. Police and school officials are investigating.