Verbal bullying is the most common form of bullying, even in primary school age children.
No-one should be bullied. Words are powerful and can make somebody really sad. Words do hurt. It is not nice to call names, or be called names.
Verbal bullying is when somebody says nasty things to you, or laughs at you, or makes you feel like you are different.
This might be in class without the teacher knowing, but more commonly it occurs out on the playground – a safe space where you and your friends should be having fun.
The best way to stop verbal bullying is quite simple: don’t be the bully.
Don’t be known as the bossy friend. Don’t single people out for things that might make them different from you. Someone who looks or acts differently to you, still has the same feelings.
Treat others as you would want to be treated yourselves.
Always be kind to others. Always look out for others. Most importantly, always have fun with everyone.
Please see this video, aimed at primary school children, about verbal bullying and the harm words can cause: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvcVmJTvLQI
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