Physical

includes hitting, kicking, tripping, pinching and pushing, or damaging property.

Verbal

includes name-calling, insults, teasing, intimidation, homophobic or racist remarks, or verbal abuse.

Social & Emotional

also called "relational bullying", includes behavioural actions designed to harm a child’s reputation or cause humiliation, like lying and spreading rumours, negative facial gestures, playing mean jokes to embarrass or humiliate a child, mimicking the child in a mean way, encouraging social exclusion of a child, etc.

Did you know? Girls are more likely than boys to engage in relational bullying, and this behaviour is often learned at an early age. This category of bullying is the most difficult to recognize because it can be done behind the child’s back. But it is one of the most harmful – children who are frequent victims of relational bullying feel rejected, depressed and submissive, and often don’t see a resolution to the situation.

Cyber

includes taunting or humiliation through social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) or the Internet, cruel websites targeting specific youth, humiliating others while playing online games, verbal or emotional bullying through chat rooms, instant message or texting, posting photos of other youth on rating websites, etc.

Did you know? Cyberbullying is the newest of the four bullying types, and it is constantly evolving and changing as new technology and social media sites are introduced. Cyberbullying has expanded the boundary of bullying, allowing kids to be bullied 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, regardless of where they are – even in their own bedrooms.

This information is also available in French, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Punjabi.

If you are having thoughts of suicide or of hurting yourself or others, please reach out immediately for help. Call 9-1-1 (or your local police or authority, if you do not have 9-1-1) or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.

If you are being bullied, feeling alone or just need to talk to someone who will listen, please reach out to a trained volunteer or professional:



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The online reporting tool has just been developed and is in the final stages of testing.

If you need help, please reach out to someone you trust, like a parent, friend or teacher. Or, you can reach out to someone who doesn’t know you for support. There is a list of youth-oriented support lines and websites on this site just for you.

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