The Positive Results Corporation conduct workshops that raise awareness about bullying, and educate individuals about ways to prevent bullying from occurring. In order to become apart of the solution, we must first learn about the problem.
Types of bullying
Any child can be bullied, particularly younger children and those who have few friends or are easily intimidated. At any age, bullying can take many forms.
- Physical bullying includes hitting, punching, kicking and other types of physical harm, as well as destruction of a child’s property.
- Verbal bullying includes teasing, name-calling, taunting and racial slurs, as well as spreading gossip or malicious rumors.
- Cyberbullying includes harassing emails, instant messages and text messages, as well as intimidating or threatening websites, blogs or posts.
Recognizing the Warning Signs of Bullying
The following are a few signs that an individual is being bullied:
- Comes home with damaged or missing clothing or other belongings
- Reports losing items such as books, electronics, clothing, or jewelry
- Has unexplained injuries
- Has trouble sleeping or has frequent bad dreams
- Has changes in eating habits
- Hurts themselves
- Loses interest in visiting or talking with friends
- Is afraid of going to school or other activities with peers
The following are signs that an individual is bullying others:
- Becomes violent with others
- Gets into physical or verbal fights with others
- Gets sent to the principal’s office or detention a lot
- Has extra money or new belongings that cannot be explained
- Is quick to blame others
- Will not accept responsibility for their actions