Bullying Resources

​What is Bullying?

Bullying is commonly thought as physical  contact and easy to recognize, but bullying can also occur quietly and covertly, through gossip or on a smart phone or the internet, causing emotional damage.

As a starting point, there are elements that are included in most definitions of bullying. Although definitions vary from source to source, most agree that an act is defined as bullying when:

  • The behavior hurts, humiliates, or harms another person physically or emotionally.
  • Those targeted by the behavior have difficulty stopping the action directed at them, and struggle to defend themselves.
  • There is also a real or perceived “imbalance of power,” which is described as when the student with the bullying behavior has more “power,” either physically, socially, or emotionally, such as a higher social status, or is physically larger or emotionally intimidating.

 Resources for Bullying: