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If you want to act to put an end to bullying, here are a few resources and other helpful information in your language to show you how.



Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.

Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean things. This includes:

  • Teasing, taunting, or name-calling
  • Inappropriate sexual comments
  • Threatening to cause harm

Social bullying involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships. This includes:

  • Leaving someone out on purpose
  • Telling others not to be friends with someone
  • Spreading rumors about someone
  • Purposefully embarrassing someone in public

Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body or possessions. This includes:

  • Hitting, kicking, or pinching
  • Spitting
  • Tripping or pushing
  • Taking or breaking someone’s things

Cyberbullying is bullying that happens online through social media, text messages, chat, and websites. This includes:

  • Unwanted or mean text messages or emails
  • Rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites
  • Posting embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles
  • Cyberbullying is unique because messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience

There are many helpful resources on how to prevent and report cyberbullying.

For more information, see the’s webpages on “What is Bullying” and “Cyberbullying.”