Types of Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is form of bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes the use of devices such as computers, mobile phones and smartphones, and tablets that are able to connect to the internet to access social media, text messages and applications (for mobile & smartphones), chat & websites. 


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Physical Bullying 

Physical bullying is rarely the first form of bullying that a victim will experience. Often bullying will begin in a different form and progress to physical violence. The main weapon the bully uses is their body.

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Verbal Bullying

Verbal bullying occurs when someone uses language to gain power over his or her peers. The verbal bull makes use of relentless insults and teasing to bully others,

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Racism

Prejudice, Discrimination, or Antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.

Sexism

Prejudice, Stereotyping, or Discrimination, typically against women but can happen to men also, on the basis of sex.

Homophobic Bullying

Homophobic Bullying is a behaviour or even a language which makes a person feel unwelcome or even marginalised because of their actual or even perceived sexual orientation.  

Transphobic Bullying

Transphobic bullying is a behaviour or even a language that makes a child or young person feel unwelcome or marginalised because of their perceived or actual gender identity. Not all transgender (trans*) young people experience transphobic bullying and not all transphobic bullying is directed at trans* young people.

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