Bullying is called any behavior that wants to harm the physical, mental, emotional, sexual or social integrity of a person or group of people.
This term is related to bullying, it also includes intimidating practices in work environments, in other sectors the appropriate term is mobbing.
The term bullying is an anglicized word whose root is bull. From there derives the verb to bull (intimidate). For its part, mobbing is a more recent term that comes from the verb to mob (harass).
It is the most common and in many cases it is common that it usually goes unnoticed. Verbal harassment is considered offensive nicknames, derogatory qualifying terms, defamation, rudeness or negative remarks based on race, gender, physical or mental disabilities, among others.
Its purpose is to influence the self-perception of the harassed person, either by making them doubt their physical appearance, their intellectual abilities, among others.
Direct physical bullying
Its purpose is based on physical aggression against a person or group of people, that is, hitting, slapping, pushing, kicking, fighting, among others.
Indirect physical bullying
This harassment does not involve contact between the aggressor and the victim, but does lead to intimidating behavior that includes the use of physical force.
It is related to acts that involve non-consensual sexual execution by one of the parties involved. Girls and young people are more vulnerable to this type of harassment, children and adolescents can also suffer it.
They are acts of intimidation or rejection against a student, caused by his social or family situation (he is adopted, has economic problems, is from another region or country, among others).
In this case, it includes the exclusion of the affected student, either by ignoring their opinions, making them feel bad or of little value with respect to the harassing group, leading to their confinement.
Cyberbullying (online harassment)
These are practices that are related to intimidation through the Internet. This includes the use of email, social networks, web pages, instant messaging, forums or online groups, among others.
Bullying at work
Harassment at work is all intimidating behavior that occurs against one or more people in the workplace. In general, the purpose of this type of bad practice is to make the harassed person leave the company.
Types of bullying
|Definition||Negative and systematic behaviors that present a risk to the well-being of a person or group of people.|
· Psychological bullying.
· Direct physical bullying.
· Indirect physical bullying.
· Sexual bullying.
· Social bullying.
· Cyberbullying or digital harassment.
· Bullying at work (mobbing).
· Sexual harassment.
· Social discrimination.
· Exposure of private information on networks.