Return to Headlines

Verbal Bullying

Verbal Bullying is when one student uses words to exploit an imbalance of power between the student perpetrator who is engaging in bullying and the student victim.

What is Verbal Bullying

  • Insults
  • Racist remarks
  • Threats or intimidation
  • Taunting
  • Name-calling
  • Inappropriate sexual comments

What is not Verbal Bullying

  • Arguments
  • Expressing unpleasant thoughts or feelings about another person
  • Telling a single joke about someone
  • Being bossy
  • Not liking someone