1. Children and young people may get bullied for several reasons and can continue for quite some time. Bullying can be carried out by one person or several people also known as ganging up on a person. There are many types of bullying, they may include:
• Emotional bullying is the most common type of bullying. This type of bullying may include not speaking and sending to conventry, tormenting, ridicule and humiliation.
• Physical bullying consists of pushing, kicking, hitting, pitching and other forma of violence and threats.
• Verbal bullying involves name calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours and persistent teasing.
• Racist bullying involves racial taunts, writing graffiti and gestures.
• Sexual bullying includes unwanted sexual contact or abusive comments
• Homophobic bullying involves being hostile or take offensive action against lesbians, gays or bisexuals, or those thought to be gay, lesbian or bisexuals.
• Bullying is not always carried out as a personal face to face attack but can also be delivered through technology such as mobiles and internet. This is known as cyber bullying.
Persistent bullying usually result in to depression, low self-esteem, shyness, poor academic achievement, isolation, threatened or attempted suicide and running away.