Bullying: What is considered harassment? 

Juan Pablo Perret

June 9, 2022

Bullying or harassment are classified according to the type of violence that characterizes the relationship between the aggressor and his victim. Therefore, it can take many shapes and forms, among which they can complement each other or appear independently.

From simple words to blows and public humiliation, bullying develops differently. It always generates adverse effects, ranging from the victim’s need to see a psychologist to personality disorders and, in more severe cases, suicide.

Here is a list of the different types of bullying:


The six most common types of bullying

Physical bullying: This is direct harassment, which ranges from pushing or groping to incidents such as punches, kicks, and all kinds of physical aggression against the victim. We also find indirect physical harassment, which refers to intentional damage or theft to steal belongings from a person with the desire of harming them.

Psychological bullying: These are behaviors that threaten the dignity and integrity of a person and occur through words and defamation, which can trigger different problems, such as feelings of inferiority, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and even suicide.

Cyberbullying is the type of harassment that occurs on the internet. Most of the time, it is the publication of photos of the victim without her consent, memes, conversations, and threats. Social networks are the platform through which this type of violence occurs mainly.

Verbal bullying: In this case, it manifests itself through rumors, teasing, insults, nicknames, and other actions that are only intended to harm the victim. It usually occurs in large groups.

Social bullying: This behavior does not usually involve physical or verbal aggression, but rather it is a rejection of a person by ignoring them or the “law of the cold,” which generally occurs within large groups and is not spoken to or spoken to. The objective is to humiliate and is born from socioeconomic, cultural, and disability issues. Listen to the victim.

Sexual bullying: This is the type of harassment that includes touching or unwanted approaches, attitudes of physical violence or whistles, or other gestures. Also included in this category are comments on the victim’s physical appearance or intimate life and reference to her sexual orientation.

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