Bring It Together
Being the target of a joke or being called a name may seem funny to others but it can have lasting effects for the victim and others around her. Learning to recognize verbal bullying and then standing up for the victim or for yourself are the first steps in taking a stand.
- Verbal bullying can be anything from mean names to cruel criticism.
- It can have negative consequences on the victim’s self-esteem, making her feel bad about herself.
- Because verbal bullying can be played off as a joke, it is important that you understand what verbal bullying looks like.
It starts with you:
Bystanders, learning more about how to be a better friend can prepare you to support victims of bullying. This link will give you specific tips and ideas on improving your listening and friendship skills in respect to bullying.
Are you part of the solution or part of the problem? Take our verbal bullying quiz (DOC) and find out if you may be a bully.
If you think you are a bully click here to learn steps to change (DOC).
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