Bullying is defined as unwanted aggressive behavior; observed or perceived power imbalance; and repetition of behaviors or high likelihood of repetition. There are two modes of bullying, which include direct (e.g., bullying that occurs in the presence of a targeted youth) and indirect (e.g., bullying not directly communicated to a targeted youth such as spreading rumors). There are four types of bullying including physical, verbal, relational (e.g., efforts to harm the reputation or relationships of the targeted youth), and damage to ""property. See below for further more detailed examples of different types of bullying.

Warren Consolidated Bullying Information

Further Bullying Information

International Bullying Prevention Association

Verbal Bullying

Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean things. It may involve, teasing, taunting, name calling, threatening to cause harm, or making sexually inappropriate comments.

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.
Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles. Cyberbullying may fit under the category of relational bullying as well as verbal.

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Physical Bullying

Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body or possessions. Physical bullying includes hitting, kicking, pinching, spitting, tripping or pushing, breaking someone's things, or making mean or rude hand gestures.

Relational Bullying

Relational bullying is hurting someone’s reputation or relationships. It includes leaving someone out on purpose, telling other children not to be friends with someone, spreading rumors, or embarrassing someone in public.