Thursday, October 2, 2014

What is Bullying?


 
Bullying Definition
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.

For Further information regarding:

·         What Bullying Is

·         Where Bullying Happens, and

·         Frequency of Bullying, visit:


 

Other Bullying Resources Worth Taking a Look at:

Back to School: Help Prevent Bullying Before it Starts:
http://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/at-school/index.html

 
The Official Blog of the US Department of Education:
http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/08/keeping-students-with-disabilities-safe-from-bullying/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 
StopBullying.Gov on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/StopBullying.Gov

 
  www.pacer.org

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