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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Bullying Types of Bullying Verbal: Verbal bullying is when you call someone names, or use your words to harm someone.Physical: Physical bullying is what most people think of when it comes to bullying. This type of bullying is when you physically harm someone.Social: Social bullying is when you exclude people, make them feel unwanted, alone or unpopular. Gossiping is the most common type of social bullying, and some people think it is harmless. Extorsion: Using force or threats to steal someone's possessions or money. Cyberbullying: Cyberbullying is when you use an electronic device, or the interent to bully someone. Many people have commited suicide over cyberbullying. Effects of Bullying The most common signs of bullying include:Lower self-esteemThey may experience signs of depressionSigns of anxietyLoss of sleep and appetiteLoss in things that previously interested themHealth complaintsDecrease in gradesProne to skipping school or dropping out totally Bullying Statistics Did you know...Someone is bullied every seven minutes on a Canadian playground, and once in every 25 minutes in the classroom.72% of students have witnessed at least one act of bullying in person90% of fourth through eighth grade have been victims of bullyingOne in seven children ages 11-16 has been a victim of bullying. There are many reasons why people will choose to bully other people.Power is one of the main reasons. Bullies could feel powerless, and bully someone in order to have more power of hold over people.Popularity is another main reason. In order to be popular they choose someone who is already lower down on the ladder. They will then use that person boost their own popularity, thinking the popular group will approve of their actions.Another reason is that they may be abused or use to physical or emotional violence at home. Why People Bully What Can We Do? According to recent Canadian studies bullying stops within the first ten seconds if a peer interviens. The problem is that most bystanders is that they merely stand on the sidelines. We need to stand up for these people, offer a shoulder to lean on, and most importantly a friend. Sources
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