Verbal Bullying

Verbal bullying is highly personal in nature and leaves its victim feeling angry, frightened and powerless. It is typically directed at the young person’s family, culture, race or religion or indeed at any small thing that makes them slightly different such as a physical trait or perceived academic ability. Due to technological advances, cyberbullying is a new dynamic which engages the internet, mobile phones and other technology to abuse its victims.

Verbal bullying includes:

  • Name-calling
  • Teasing
  • Jeering
  • Taunting
  • Slagging/insulting
  • Threatening
  • Dangerous dares
  • Abusive anonymous phone calls
  • Cyberbullying