Verbal Bullying

Verbal bullying is the use of words to taunt, threaten, insult, embarrass, put down, swear, mock or intimidate the victim alone or in front of others.

Verbal bullying is said to be the most common form of bullying in Australia

Physical Bullying

Involves the use or threat of the use of physical force and could involve: pushing, kicking, hitting, damage to belongings, locking the victim in a confined area, group intimidation (ganging-up) and intimidating the victim to commit involuntary actions.

Physical bullies seek to establish superiority and continuous control over their victim.

Emotional/social/psychological Bullying

This form of bullying is common among peer relationships, in which a student, partner, colleague, or associate may make statements or commit actions that distress the other.

Racial Bullying

Is regarded as hostile and offensive actions against an individual/s because of their country of origin, skin colour, cultural and religious background (and practices) i.e. ethnic origin and or because of their accent.

Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying is the deliberate use of communications and new media technologies (email, phones, chatrooms, discussion groups, instant messaging, video clips, cameras, hate websites/pages, blogs and gaming sites) to repeatedly harass, threaten, harm, humiliate, and victimise another with the intention to cause harm, discomfort and intimidation.

Homophobic Bullying

In a social setting, homophobia can occur in various forms, however the most commonly practiced and experienced form of homophobic bullying is verbal. It can also include physical violence, threats, damage to personal belongings, social exclusion and cyber bullying

We find the amount of bullying in our town concerning. If you find yourself in this situation, or know of someone who is, please call our office to discuss your options