New Hanover County Schools




Bullying & Harassment Information

What is Bullying?

Bullying is the deliberate conduct intended to harm another person or group of persons. It is characterized by repeated unwanted aggressive behavior that typically involves a real or perceived imbalance to power, such as a difference in physical size, strength, social standing, intellectual ability, or authority.

Types of Bullying:

  • Verbal Bullying (is saying or writing mean things)- teasing, name calling, taunting and inappropriate sexual comments
  • Social Bullying (hurting someone's reputation or relationships)-spreading rumors, and embarrassing someone in public
  • Physical Bullying (involves hurting a person's body or possessions)-hitting, spitting and tripping/pushing
  • Emotional Bullying (a relationship problem in which an individual uses power and aggression to control and distress)- anger and fear
  • Cyberbullying (inappropriate use of electronic communication, sending mean text messages, posting harassing statements online)