Bullying is unwant, aggressive behavior among school age children that involves a real or perceive power imbalance. The behavior is repeat, or has the potential to be repeat, over time. Both kids who are bully and who bully others may have serious lasting problems
In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:
- An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
- Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.