At American Martial Art Academy, we take bullying as a serious matter and understand the long term effects that bullying can have on a child and adult for confidence, esteem, and self-worth. There are many forms of bullying that a child, even an adult, should not endure. It is our objective to teach a person how to stand up against an individual causing them physical, verbal, relational, prejudicial, and cyber abuse or harm. These 5 types of bullying can range in various degrees and can be accompanied by other forms of bullying.
Types of Bullying
Physical – This is the most common form that kids will face from a bigger and stronger kid in hopes to establish control and dominance over their victims by kicking, punching, pinching, or pushing.
Verbal – The attackers use name-calling to belittle and demean their targets. Verbal bullying can cripple an individuals character, confidence, self-esteem and worth.
Relational – A group of individuals will hurt a specific person in a group by spreading rumors, breaking confidence and trust, or manipulate situations to make that person feel lesser than others in the group.
Prejudicial – This is when a person is singling out another individual because they are different from mainstream culture or popularity. This type of bullying can be accompanied with cyber, verbal, relational, or physical attacks.
Cyber – Usage of smart phones and devices by texting, emailing, or posting to social media to harass, embarrass, or threaten an individual. These forms of cyberbullying can happen at anytime and anywhere as access to these technologies are a hands length away.
How to Stop Bullying
We have created a protocol to empower a person who is being bullied. Our goal is to make the victim victorious against their attacker. It is our hope that our S.T.O.P. Bullying procedure will give a person the courage to speak up to the attacker, seek help from a friend, or tell a family member. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Your ability to protect yourself from physical harm is your basic human right, and that right should be available to everyone, including children. American Martial Art Academy Owner Jim Fiore tells us what you need to know to protect yourself and keep your family from harm’s way.