Definitions

 

Bullying: Anything someone does that is intentionally mean, cruel or disrespectful to another person particularly if they have asked the bully to stop

Cyber bullying:  (often also used as “cyberbullying”) When teens use the Internet, cell phones, or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person. Any type of bullying defined below can also be considered cyber bullying because all forms can be perpetrated in the electronic world.

Verbal Bullying: Bullying with words. Includes taunting, teasing, name-calling, spreading rumors, gossip, hate speech, revealing secrets, etc.

Physical Bullying:Tthe type we most often think of when we think of bullying. Involves physical force, aggression or just threats of aggression

Social Bullying: Anti-social behavior intended to damage social status of victim; alienation, ostracization, public embarassment are typical forms of this type of bullying.

Bullycide: A suicide caused as the result of depression from bullying, partciularly in children.

LGBT: Acronym for “Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender”