Bullying falls into the following four categories:
This would include but is not limited to hitting, pinching, pushing, kicking, tripping or damaging property.
This would include but is not limited to name calling, intimidation, insults, mocking unkindly, verbal abuse, homophobic or racial remarks.
Cyberbullying can include but is not limited to overt or covert behavior that uses technology such as hardware like computers and smartphones or software such as social media, instant messaging, texts, websites and the like. Cyberbullying can occur at any time and can be public, within groups or in private, meaning only known between the target and the victim. Cyber bullying can include the following actions but is not limited to abusive or hurtful emails, texts, posts, images or videos, deliberately excluding specific people online, the spreading of gossip or rumors as well as imitating people online or using their log in information.
Covert or Hidden-
This type of bullying is often the most difficult to recognize, but tends to be very common. It can be done in a person’s presence or when he or she is not around. It is designed to harm someone’s reputation and/or cause humiliation. Covert bullying includes but is not limited to lying and spreading rumors, mocking unkindly, encouraging people to exclude someone, negative facial expressions or gestures, playing humiliating jokes to embarrass or damage the public opinion of the individual.