Omaha Social Bullying Lawyer

Social bullying is deliberate, repetitive and aggressive social behavior that is intended to hurt others. Similar to verbal bullying, social bullying can include gossip and name-calling, however, it is done so with the intent to cause mental and emotional harm as well as social isolation.

Although bullying most commonly occurs at schools, social bullying can occur within the context of large social groups, small networks, romantic relationships, neighborhoods and the workplace.

When someone you love has to endure such harassment, it can lead to physical and mental side effects. At Inkelaar Law, we take bullying very seriously and believe that this type of behavior should never be tolerated.

Contact our bullying lawyers at 1-877-537-4665 or fill out the Free Case Evaluation form to your right to determine if you may be entitled to compensation.

Examples of Social Bullying

This type of bullying can manifest differently than verbal or physical harassment. Social bullying can occur when friends turn against each other, which can be much more difficult for a victim to deal with as it was someone they once trusted and grew to care for that is now causing them harm.

Some examples of social bullying include:

Leaving Someone Out on Purpose

Direct: Telling other children/adults they are not wanted in the social circle.

Indirect: Telling other children/adults to exclude that person; walking away or ignoring someone when they are trying to join in.


Direct: Telling peers they do not understand why they are friends with that person

Indirect: Telling the victim that you and your friends do not want to be friends with them anymore.

Spreading Rumors

Indirect: Speaking negatively about someone to others in order to sabotage a relationship or social reputation.


Direct: Purposely embarrassing or insulting someone in public or online, sometimes referred to as cyberbullying. Additionally, not all bullying behavior happens inside the school building, athletic events and team sports are areas where sports bullying behavior often occurs. In the sports context, embarrassment can be caused by ridiculing the abilities of a student-athlete or blaming them for a team loss.

Consequences of Social Bullying

Social bullying is commonly thought to be a “girl” problem, however, research suggests that that males engage in social bullying more than previously thought. According to the U.S. Department of Education’s national survey of student safety in secondary schools, 16 percent of all students reported being the subject of rumors, and 5 percent reported being excluded from activities on purpose within the past school year.

Some consequences of social bullying include:

  • Social isolation
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Behavioral problems

Victims are much more likely to carry out self-harm or have suicidal thoughts. It is important that anyone close to a victim of bullying watch for any signs of mental health problems, drug/alcohol abuse and other dangerous behaviors.

Contact our Nebraska Bullying Lawyers

When bullying happens, it can affect a victim for the rest of their life, especially if the bullying caused any type of damage to their online reputation. If you or someone you love has been the victim of social bullying, you may be entitled to compensation.

With offices in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, our law firm is able to serve victims throughout the entire state including:

  • Broken Arrow
  • Columbus
  • Freemont
  • Lincoln
  • Nebraska City

…and many more cities and towns. Let the attorneys at Inkelaar Law put our vast resources and experience to work for you and obtain the justice you deserve.

Contact us at 1-877-537-4665 to learn more about bullying claims and how we can help you or fill out the Free Case Evaluation to get connect with us now.