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Traditional bullying

Traditional bullying is bullying that occurs by physical proximity.

It can be physical. It is far more common that boys use this form than girls, and physical bullying is generally not the most prevalent type. Physical bullying is rarely silent, making verbal harassment an issue as well. The most common form of traditional bullying is malicious teasing, and it is used by both boys and girls. Exclusion by freezing out, is a third type, and it is relatively speaking mostly used by girls.

Another important aspect of traditional bullying is whether it is open or hidden. In open bullying, the signs are clear to the victim and others present, while hidden bullying is the use of camouflaged or ambiguous characters. Bullying among girls is often presented in hidden characters, but not always.