What is bullying?
Bullying happens when someone hurts or scares another person on purpose. Bullying occurs repeatedly and over time.
The behavior of bullying occurs in four forms: physical, verbal, emotional or exclusion, and cyber-bullying.
- Physical Bullying – Hitting, kicking, damaging property, or any physical aggression
Bullying – Teasing, name calling, put downs, or other behavior that
would deliberately hurt others’ feelings or make them feel bad
or Exclusion Bullying – Starting rumors, telling others not to be
friends with someone or other actions that would cause someone to be
- Cyber-bullying –
Using electronic devices such as but not limited to computers and cell
phones to bully (bullying defined above) others through methods such as
posting comments, statements, or pictures on blogs, websites, social
networks, text messaging, instant messaging and email.
- Taking Control of the Issue
"Taking Control of the Issue - Speaker Discusses Bullying, Parenting"
article from the Standard Journal in Milton, PA reports on guest
speaker, Justin Lookadoo's presentation to parents on February 9, 2011.
Lookadoo also presented to the Middle School and High School student
bodies in separate assemblies during the day.
- 5 Common Myths about Bullying
This Washington Post article from December 30, 2010 discusses 5 myths about bullying.