Direct bullying involves a great deal of physical abuse and aggression, such as shoving and poking, throwing things, slapping, choking, punching and kicking, beating, stabbing, pulling hair, scratching, biting, scraping, and pinching.
Indirect bullying which is called social aggressiveness, attempting to socially isolate the victim. This isolation is achieved through a wide variety of techniques, including spreading gossip, refusing to socialize with the victim, bullying other people who wish to socialize with the victim, and criticizing the victim's manner of dress, and other socially-significant markers this includes the victim's race, religion, disability, sex, or sexual preference, etc..
an array of nonviolent behavior which can be considered indirect bullying, at least in some instances, such as name calling, the silent treatment, arguing others into submission, manipulation, false gossip, lies, false rumors, staring, giggling, and laughing at the victim. Saying certain words that will trigger a memory form a victim’s pasted event and mocking can be devastating for the victim. Act Against Bullying, was set up in to help children who were victims of this type of bullying by researching and publishing coping skills.