Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power. Most often, it is repeated over time.
School bullying takes on many forms, and it is done by both girls and boys. A recent U.S. study shows that 17 percent of all students reported having been bullied "sometimes" or more often. This amounts to almost one in five students.
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Bullying can take on many forms. It's important to understand what bullying is, and what it is not.
Warning Signs of Bullying
Students who are being bullied often exhibit some warning signs. Also, it's important to recognize the characteristics of students who bully, which may help prevent bullying and allow for early intervention
The Impact of Bullying
A single student who bullies can have a wide-ranging impact on the students they bully, students who observe bullying, and the overall climate of the school and community.
Bullying and Sexual Orientation
Verbal bullying is the most frequent form of bullying, and can involve negative language that is sexual in nature. Sometimes, this sexual language refers to another person's actual or perceived sexual orientation.
What is Cyber Bullying?
Cyber bullying is bullying through electronic media -- e-mail, texting, social networks, blogs, websites, or digital messages or images send to a cellular phone.
Bullying Prevention Resources
Hazelden Publishing offers a variety of materials to enhance your knowledge about bullying and other safety concerns.