What Is Bullying?
Bullying is different from the typical disagreements or conflict that occur between friends or classmates. What’s the difference?
It’s bullying if:
- The person is being hurt, harmed or humiliated with words or behavior.
- The behavior is repeated, though it can be a single incident.
- It is being done intentionally.
- The person being hurt has a hard time defending themself from the behavior.
- The student(s) who are doing it have more power.*
* ”Power” can include such things as being older, being physically bigger or stronger, having more social status, or when a group of students “gang up” on someone.
A lot of teens describe bullying as, “When someone tries to make you feel less about who you are as a person, and you aren’t able to make it stop.”
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