Interactive Student Notebooks
Bullies: What Is Bullying? Bully. What does the word make you think of? For some people, it's that girl at school who always makes fun of them. Bullying happens everywhere, whether it's your town or Paris, France. But why should something that can make a person so miserable have to be part of growing up? Let's start by looking at the different kinds of bullying: Physical bullying means: Hitting, kicking, or pushing someone...or even just threatening to do it Stealing, hiding or ruining someone's things Making someone do things he or she don't want to do Verbal bullying means: Name-calling Teasing Insulting Relationship bullying means: Refusing to talk to someone Spreading lies or rumors about someone Making someone feel left out or rejected What do all these things have in common? The reason why one kid would want to bully another kid is this: when you make someone feel bad, you gain power over him or her. Did You Know... © 2005 CastleWorks, Inc.