Bully-Free Schools

  • The purpose of the Christina School District (CSD) Bully-Free Schools Initiative is to heighten awareness around the issue of bullying and to promote a safe learning environment for all students. The initiative includes professional development, sharing of research-based information, recommendations and interventions, and activities for administrators, staff, students, and parents.

    What is Bullying?

    • Aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power and strength
    • Physical or psychological intimidation that occurs repeatedly over time
    • Bullying can be direct (i.e., taunting, hitting, or stealing); boys are most often overt bullies
    • Bullying can be indirect (i.e., Spreading rumors or exclusion); girls are most often indirect bullies

    Four Types of Bullying

    Types of bullying can be broken down into four main categories: physical, verbal, relationship, and cyber. 

    yellow circle with a white arrowing pointing to the right Physical Bullying
    • Hitting, kicking or pushing someone
    • Stealing, hiding or ruining someone's things
    • Making someone do something he or she doesn't want to do
    Yellow circle with arrow pointing right Verbal Bullying
    • Name-calling
    • Taunting
    • Insulting
    Yellow circle with arrow pointing right Relationship Bullying
    • Refusing to talk to someone
    • Spreading lies and rumors about someone
    • Making someone feel left out or rejected
    Yellow circle with arrow pointing right Cyber Bullying
    • Emails
    • Instant messaging
    • Texting
    • Blogs
    • Chat Rooms
    • Communication technologies


  • Student Services 
    Christina School District
    Administration Office
    1899 S. College Avenue
    Newark, DE 19702

    Phone:  302-552-2600

The Four Types of Bullying

  • Resources for Educators

  • Resources for Parents

  • Resources for Students

  • Anti-Bullying Legislation in Delaware - House Bill No. 7

  • Anti-Bullying Legislation in Delaware - 624