Physical, Verbal, Cyber, and more
Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words, or more subtle actions. The bullied individual typically has trouble defending him or herself and does nothing to “cause” the bullying.
Kids are not the only bullies; bullying also occurs in the workplace. Learn what cyberbullying is, its impact and what you can do if the victim is you or your child. Systematic international research has shown school bullying to be a frequent and serious public health problem. Psychologists are using this research to develop bullying prevention programs that are being implemented in schools around the world. Dr. Hyde believes that one of the most serious abuses a child can sustain is repeated bullying at school. This type of abuse can scar a person for the rest of their lives in serious ways. If you suspect your child is being bullied, or has been bullied, come in for a consultation to help them recover and prevent a lifetime of low self-esteem, social difficulties, and pain.
Adapted from the APA Public Interest Bullying Fact Sheet (http://www.apa.org/about/gr/issues/cyf/bullying-briefing.aspx)