Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior that often turns out in an imbalance of power. Bullying is usually a repetition of these hurtful actions. One out of every five students reports being bullied. There are many types of bullying and a lot of them intersect. These are just the most commonly known ones.
Verbal bullying: Verbal bullying is using insults, teasing, name calling to gain power and dominance over another individual.
Cyber-bullying: This is when someone uses the internet, social media or any other form of technology to hurt anyone else through the technology.
Sexual bullying: This occurs when a person or a group of people do humiliating actions or comments targeting another person sexually.
Prejudicial bullying: This can be called racist bullying. This occurs when a person singles another person out for their differences like race, gender, looks, disabilities, and sexuality.
Physical bullying: This is the most obvious form of bullying. Physical bullying is when one person hits, punches, slaps, kicks, or shoves another person to make them seem weaker and more vulnerable, or to cause them pain.
Relational aggression: This is more difficult to detect. This is when the bully messes with the other person's social status. For more, go to what is relational aggression? tab or click this link. What is relational aggression?