Relational bullying hits at the very heart of a person’s self-worth by isolating them from the usual social relationships with classmates and intimidating them into a lonely retreat. This type of bullying can also force the victim into doing something they don’t want to do just to be liked and accepted as part of the group. Similar to the psychological form, this type of bullying is more common among girls.
Relational bullying includes:
- Spreading rumours or lies
- Publicly humiliating
- Social rejection or threatening thereof
- Making someone do something