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Bullying Definition |



Bullying Definition |


Bullying Definition

An unhappy teen boy walks away from bullying girls. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems

In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:

  • An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
  • Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.

Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

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Please visit the sites below for more information on the type of bully that students can encounter and how you can help put an end to bullying.

Get Help Now

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  (Help is available 24/7 at 1800-273-8255)

 Teaching Tolerance

LGBTQ+ : Lifeline Resources For LGBTQ+ People And Allies

Net Smartz Kids

Blue Campaign Human Trafficking

Erin's LawJason Flatt Act

Youth and TobaccoAlcohol & Drug Abuse

State Department of Education Parent Resources

Trevor LifeLine Suicide 24/7 Hotline  1-800-488-7386