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:
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
There are three types of bullying:
Teasing / Name-calling / Inappropriate sexual comments / Taunting / Threatening to cause harm
Leaving someone out on purpose / Telling other children not to be friends with someone / Spreading rumors about someone / Embarrassing someone in public
Hitting / kicking /pinching / Spitting / Tripping / pushing / Taking or breaking someone’s things / Making mean or rude hand gestures
Kids Involved in Bullying
What I can do (being bullied)
Keep in mind that everyone is different. Not better or worse. Just different
What I can do (more than a bystander)
Not saying anything could make it worse for everyone. The kid who is bullying will think it is ok to keep treating others that way.
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