Yes, there is a dictionary definition of bullying, but I don’t agree with it. “a person who uses strength or influence to harm or intimidate those who are weaker”, I’m sorry Oxford, but I don’t agree. This definition is way to vague, and doesn’t come close to covering the various ways of ‘intimidation’. If I could improve this in any way, I would mention where to find more specific definitions of cyber bullying, verbal, physical and visual. But that’s just my opinion.
Everyone needs a friend. A friend will keep your head up and keep you going when the going gets tough. If you get bullied, a real friend will be someone you can confide in, someone who will help, and someone who will stand up for you. A true friend won’t be a bystander, they will be an upstander.
We see and hear the word bullying a lot. Is it used too loosely? Do people even know what the word means?
The official Oxford Dictionary Definition (oxforddictionaries.com) of “bully” is: a person who uses strength or influence to harm or intimidate those who are weaker.
Bullying can come in different forms. Bullying can be anywhere from name calling to pushing to making a Facebook post about how you don’t like someone. But remember, bullying is always a repeated offense.
Verbal bullying is stuff like name calling. I would say that this is the most common form of bullying, stuff that you might see on the schoolyard everyday, because it’s easy to do and easy to get away with.
Physical bullying is stuff like pushing, shoving, punching and stuff like that.
Cyber bullying is any bullying that happens online or from a text message. This is a bad form of bullying because once something is online, you can’t get it back.
These are just some of the forms of bullying. Remember, Bullying is REPEATED. It’s not bullying if someone calls you a loser one time and never is mean to you again. That’s just being mean. Bullying is like if someone pushes you every day as your walking home.
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