There are five primary types of bullying. Some of these types of bullying are easier to observe than others, but all can have lasting impacts on their victims. Here are the types of bullying that your child may encounter in school.
Physical bullies use force and body strength to overpower their victims. Their behavior is easy to identify.
Verbal bullies intimidate and harm their victims using words. This type of bullying may go unnoticed and unreported for long periods of time.
Relational bullies work to damage a victim’s social status and relationships with others. Like verbal bullies, relational bullies often fail to be identified by teachers or parents.
Reactive bullies coax others into harming them. It is often unclear who the true bully in this situation is.