Bullying

Fact Sheet

What is Bullying?

- 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.

- Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.

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Types of Bullying

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Cyberbullying

Bullying that takes place using electronic technology that may include cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media, text messages, chat, and websites.

Cyberbullying includes:
Mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posed on social networking sites, embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.
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What to do if You or Someone You Know is Being Bullied

•Tell someone you trust

•Teacher, parent, trusted adult, best friend

•Ignore the bullying if it is a minor isolated incident

•Don’t retaliate

•Block and/or report the cyberbully

•If you don’t know who it is report to content provider, who can take care of the report

•Keep evidence to present to a trusted adult

•Certain instances may need to be reported to law enforcement

•threats of violence

•sexually explicit messages or photos

•photo or video somewhere where one would expect privacy

•stalking and hate crimes

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Resources

source: stopbullying.gov