Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
Although definitions of bullying vary, most agree that bullying involves:
- Imbalance of Power: People who bully use their power to control or harm, and the people being bullied may have a hard time defending themselves
- Intent to Cause Harm: Actions done (committed) by accident are not bullying; the person bullying has a goal to cause harm
- Repetition: Incidents of bullying happen to the same person over and over by the same person or group
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.
- Prevent Cyberbullying
- PARENTS GUIDE TO INTERNET SAFETY
- Bullying and Cyberbullying
- Safety First Social Media and Securing You Kids Safety
- Test Your Bully Knowledge
- MYTHS ABOUT BULLYING
- EFFECTS OF BULLYING
- WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT BULLYING
- Related Topics
Suspect Your Child is a Victim of Bullying?
- WARNING SIGNS THAT A CHILD IS BEING BULLIED
- RECOGNIZE THE WARNING SIGNS
- MY CHILD MAY BE A VICTIM OF BULLYING
- HOW TO DEAL WITH BULLYING FOR TEENS
- HOW TO DEAL WITH BEING BULLIED FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Suspect Your Child May Be a Bully?