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Stop, block and tell

If you are targeted by a social bully:

  • STOP!
    Don’t do anything. Take time to calm down.
  • Block!
    Limit all communications and seek help from your teacher or counselor (see below).
  • Tell!
    Tell your teacher or other guidance counselor. We also recommend you talking to parents, please don’t fight this alone. There are many that can help you overcome.

Social Bullying is one of the 4 bullying types.

Social bullying

Social bullying, sometimes referred to as relational or covert bullying, is often harder to recognize and can be carried out behind the bullied person’s back. It is designed to harm someone’s social reputation and/or cause humiliation. Social bullying includes:

  • lying and spreading rumors
  • negative facial or physical gestures, menacing or contemptuous looks
  • playing nasty jokes to embarrass and humiliate
  • mimicking unkindly
  • encouraging others to socially exclude someone
  • damaging someone’s social reputation or social acceptance.

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Report Social Bullying

Social bullying violates the policies of many different environments (schools, workplace, etc.). Indeed some forms of social bullying can be against the law in your country because it can be seen as harassment. Additionally, social bullying can migrate to cyberbullying (if technology is used) to spread their filth. Of course cyberbullying is also against the law in many areas and is a violation of online service providers terms.

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Social bullying Sometimes referred to as relational bullying, involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships. Social bullying includes: Leaving someone out on purpose Telling other children not to be friends with someone Spreading rumors about someone.

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