• Bullying
    Bullying Definition

    An unhappy teen boy walks away from bullying girls. Bullying is unwantedaggressive 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
    Additional information for parents may be found here: http://www.stopbullying.gov/get-help-now/index.html 
Last Modified on October 20, 2016