Bullying occurs all around the world. Bullying is the use of superior strength or influence to intimidate someone else. Together, we can put a stop to bullying in our local community and all around the world.

Where do I go if I'm being bullied?
  • Parents: If you're having a problem in school or outside of school, your parents can always help you. If you're being bullied, you should talk to your parents for advice on how to avoid and solve the issue.
  • Friends: Friends can help calm you down emotionally if you're being bullied. If you have a problem, you can talk to your friends and they can help you reach a resolution. Together, you can rise up against the bully.
  • Teachers & Staff: If you're being bullied, some of the most important people you should talk to are teachers. The teacher can put a stop to the problem at the source. If you notify your teacher, he/she can confront the bully and coordinate a sit down to solve the issue.
Forms of Bullying

Physical Bullying:
One form of bullying is Physical Bullying. Physical bullying is the most obvious form of bullying. Physical Bullying is when kids use their physical actions and strength to gain control and power over their targets. Physical Bullies are often bigger, stronger and more aggressive than their peers.
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Verbal Bullying:
Another form of bullying is Verbal Bullying. Verbal Bullying is when a bully uses name calling and abusive language to gain influence over the target. Verbal Bullies tend to choose targets based on the way they look, act, or behave. Verbal Bullying usually has emotional consequences, and can leave the victim emotionally scarred.

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Relational Aggression:
Relational Aggression is a sneaky type of bullying that is often unseen by parents and teachers. Relational Aggression is a type of social manipulation where kids and teens try to hurt their peers, or sabotage their social standing.                  

Cyber Bullying:
A famous type of bullying is Cyber Bullying. Cyber Bullying is when kids and teens use the Internet, a cell phone or other types of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person. Cyber Bullying is becoming a growing issue with the advancement of technology, leading to a number of deaths of young teenagers.
Sexual Bullying:
Sexual Bullying consists of repeated, harmful, and humiliating actions that target a person sexually. Examples can include: name calling, vulgar gestures and comments, uninvited touching, and pornographic materials. Sexual Bullying often leads to Sexual Assault.

Prejudicial Bullying:
Prejudicial Bullying is based on one's attitude toward someone's race, religion, or sexual orientation. This type of bullying can potentially lead to other types of bullying such as the ones listed above.

What do I do if I'm being bullied?
If you're being bullied, there are various things you can do to resolve the issue.

  •    One way to try to avoid the problem is to try avoiding the bully. If you encounter problems everyday in a certain place, try to take another route so you can avoid running into the bully and confrontation. 
  • If you're being bullied, and there is no other alternative, you can always ask a parent or a sibling for advice. Your friends and teachers may also be able to assist you with your problem.
  • Our school also has a counselor you may reach if you are troubled with bullying.
Bullying has become a standing issue with our youth because not everyone has the courage to speak up and seek help. Do not fight it alone! Reach out, and John Adams will lend a helping hand.

This webpage is brought to you by Jasiah Henriquez, a senior at John Adams High School.