Supporting Young people
affected by bullying

Bullying Info

Definition of Bullying

Bullying is the conscious, repeated, wistful desire to hurt others who are less able to defend themselves.

There are 4 types of bullying:

  • Physical
  • Social 
  • Verbal 
  • Cyberbullying

It is bullying when it is:





Being made to feel like an outcast. A young boy being bullied at school.
Upset boy sitting at school and crying after bullying by pupils classmates

Physical Bullying

Physical Bullying is when an individual or group of individuals are physically aggressive to another.

This can include:

  • Kicking
  • Punching
  • Spitting
  • Stealing possessions
  • Breaking possessions

Verbal Bullying

Verbal Bullying is the use of words in order to hurt or belittle them.

This can be:

  • Name-calling
  • Spreading rumours about them
  • Making fun/mocking
  • Threatening
Bullying at school problem. Social exclusion concept
schoolboy being bullied by classmates in school corridor

Social Bullying

Social Bullying can be:

  • lying or spreading rumours
  • negative facial or physical  gestures 
  • Playing nasty jokes to embarrass or humiliate
  • Mimicking unkindly
  • encouraging others to exclude someone
  • damaging someone’s social reputation.


smiling teenagers pointing with fingers at girl during bullying and holding smartphones with blank

Cyber Bullying is the use of communication technology i.e mobile phones, tablets etc. as well as social media and instant messenger in order to hurt, threaten, make fun of an individual or group of individuals.

Ways to stop bullying

Being bullied is not your fault and there are ways in which it can be stopped.

Bullying can be stopped by





You can tell your, parents, guardians, trusted friend or older brother or sister, Teacher, youth worker etc. 

  • Take a break from social media
  • Keep all records of messages or feeds
  • Make sure you can be seen by your teachers and stay around a group of friends instead of being on your own