Father forgive them for they know not what they have done. Luke 23:34


  • Bullying takes place when one person possesses more power than another person and intentionally leverages that power to threaten, scare, isolate or hurt another person.
  • Bullying is behavior that hurts or harms another person physically or emotionally.
  • Verbal Bullying is saying or writing mean things (teasing, name-calling, inappropriate sexual comments, taunting, or threatening to cause harm).
  • Social Bullying or Relational Bullying involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationship (leaving someone out, unfriending one intentionally, spreading rumors, or embarrassing someone in public).
  • Physical Bullying involves hurting someone’s body or possessions (hitting, kicking, spitting, tripping, pushing, taking or breaking someone’s stuff or making mean and rude hand gestures).
  • Sexual Bullying is using words to demean someone’s gender or sexuality, inappropriate touching, unwelcome physical contact or posting inappropriate pictures online.
  • Cyberbullying is using technology to bully (texts, videos, stories, photos that ridicule someone, spreading rumors through social networking sites.


  • Bruises, cuts, injuries that student can’t explain.
  • Ruined/lost property, clothing, jewelry.
  • Fake illness, headache, stomachache, sleeping problems.
  • Low self-esteem, increased fear and anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress.
  • Loss of appetite/binge eating.
  • Avoiding school, decline in grades, inability to concentrate, loss of interest in academic achievement and increase in dropout rate.
  • Avoiding friends/social situations, self-isolation, self-harm, suicidal ideation.
  • Self-harm/suicidal talk/running away and increased aggression.