Bullying

What is Bullying?

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2 days ago

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.


Types of Bullying

Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean things. Verbal bullying includes Teasing, Name-calling,
Inappropriate sexual comments, Taunting and Threatening to cause harm.


Social bullying, sometimes referred to as relational bullying, involves hurting
someone’s reputation or relationships. Social bullying includes:

1.      Leaving someone out on purpose
2.      Telling other children not to be friends with someone
3.      Spreading rumors about someone
4.      Embarrassing someone in public


Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body or possessions. Physical bullying includes:

1.      Hitting/kicking/pinching
2.      Spitting
3.      Tripping/pushing
4.      Taking or breaking someone’s things
5.      Making mean or rude hand gestures

If you or someone you know is being bullied don’t ignore it. Talk to an adult about it. Speak up and stop the bullying.

https://www.stopbullying.gov/

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Bullying

Last updated 2 days ago

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.


Types of Bullying

Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean things. Verbal bullying includes Teasing, Name-calling,
Inappropriate sexual comments, Taunting and Threatening to cause harm.


Social bullying, sometimes referred to as relational bullying, involves hurting
someone’s reputation or relationships. Social bullying includes:

1.      Leaving someone out on purpose
2.      Telling other children not to be friends with someone
3.      Spreading rumors about someone
4.      Embarrassing someone in public


Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body or possessions. Physical bullying includes:

1.      Hitting/kicking/pinching
2.      Spitting
3.      Tripping/pushing
4.      Taking or breaking someone’s things
5.      Making mean or rude hand gestures

If you or someone you know is being bullied don’t ignore it. Talk to an adult about it. Speak up and stop the bullying.

https://www.stopbullying.gov/