Bullying Glossary of Terms

Bullying glossary of terms are definitions and terms related to bullying used both on and off of this website.

  • Accountability – Holding someone accountable for their actions actions
  • Anti-bullyingTaking a stand against bullying in all its forms
  • Assault – When you make a physical attack on another person
  • Cyberbullying – The term “cyberbullying” refers to bullying or harassment through electronic means that is becoming increasingly common, particularly among teenagers.
  • DepressionMental illness characterized by extreme sadness, melancholy, and inadequate feelings.
  • Hate crime – A crime perpetrated against someone based on their
    race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc
  • Mean girls – A type of bullying perpetrated by girls. The behavior includes backstabbing, exclusion, and rumors are used to isolate and terrorize a victim.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder – Is characterized by an intense fear of being watched and judged by others, and a worry that one will be humiliated or embarrassed. 
Lady shame over body size

What is body shaming?

Making inappropriate or negative comments about someone’s body size or shape is body shaming. Body shaming can negatively affect children’s mental health and wellbeing. 

Before you criticize someone’s body, think twice.