October is National Anti-bullying Awareness Month


A boy shoves another boy into a locker.
(Photo: iStockphoto)

Adapted from bullyingcanada.ca; thebullyproject.com;
and The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul
Level 2

Bullying happens when a person or people
hurt or scare another person,
again and again.

Bullying is wrong.
Bullies want to make a person feel small and powerless.

Here are four examples of bullying:

Verbal bullying (Photo: iStockphoto)

Verbal bullying
(Photo: iStockphoto)

1. Verbal bullying such as
gossiping and name-calling

Social bullying (Photo: iStockphoto)

Social bullying
(Photo: iStockphoto)

2. Social bullying such as
not letting someone join a group

Physical bullying (Photo: iStockphoto)

Physical bullying
(Photo: iStockphoto)

3. Physical bullying such as
hitting, and stealing or destroying a person’s things

Cyber bullying (Photo: iStockphoto)

Cyber bullying
(Photo: iStockphoto)

4. Cyber bullying such as
text messaging or using the Internet
to make fun of people
or to spread stories about them

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Read the Westcoast Reader article, “A pink shirt”