What is bullying?

  • bullying is repeated aggressive behavior by a person directed to a less powerful person to cause harm
  • bullying differs from aggression because bullying is repeated aggressive abuse, and aggression is just one incident of harmful behavior

Why bullying happens

  • the bully might think it's fun or cool
  • it makes them feel more powerful or gain attention for themselves
  • jealousy
  • interpersonal aggression
  • they're copying an action they've seen done before

Ways to prevent bullying

  • treat others with respect
  • stand up for others
  • get involved
  • stay away from places where bullying happens
  • tell the bully to calm down or just laugh it off