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. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
There are many roles that kids can play. Kids can bully others, they can be bullied, or they may witness bullying. When kids are involved in bullying, they often play more than one role. It is important to understand the multiple roles kids play in order to effectively prevent and respond to bullying.
- Monday, October 7, 2013: World Day of Bullying Prevention—Wear a “blue” shirt!
- Wednesday, October 9, 2013: Unity Day in the United States—Wear an “orange” shirt!
If you would like to find out more information about bullying prevention visit http://www.stopbullying.gov/.