Types according to stopbullying.gov
Verbal Bullying – Physical Bullying – Social Bullying
Although there is certainly cross-over between the types of bullying and even the ages in which they are prevalent – basically it is perpetrated in life stages.
10 years old and under is usually the Verbal Bullying– This takes the form of name calling, and it looks like this – This is called ‘playground warfare’
11 years old and through mid-to-late teens is usually the Physical Bullying – This takes the form of hurtful contact and looks like this- This is called ‘beating someone up’
20 years old through well past middle age is usually the Social Bullying – This takes the form of social engagement and looks like this – This is called ‘gossip’
The first can be turned around with intercession and parental guidance – They know they are doing the wrong thing – they can be reached … they will want to change.
The second type can also be turned around with intercession and parental guidance – they can be reached and often grow out of it – have remorse and even reach out to those they have harmed.
The third type can seldom be turned around with intercession or growth. Usually they are unable to comprehend the damage they do, though are often found disapproving of the first two types.