The PBIS World Book

Name Calling

The student may:

  • Say inappropriate words, swear, demean, tease, etc
  • Be sarcastic, patronize, or make innuendos
  • Have frequent reports from other students or staff
  • Initiate verbal conflicts
  • Make “inside jokes” as indicated by laughing after the comment or words
  • Use code words or symbolic language to represent something inappropriate
  • Repeat others in a deliberate and patronizing way
  • Use variations of inappropriate words or curse words and phrases, for example, “shat”, “flucking”, “biatch”, etc
  • Use sensitive words in an insulting or joking manner, like “retarded”, “gay”, etc
  • Use racial, stereotypical, or culturally insensitive words
  • Have other students frequently complain about them
  • Blame or accuse others frequently for calling them names