What is bullying?
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What are some examples of bullying behaviors? (Adapted from Sampson, 2009)

  • Spreading rumors or gossiping about someone.
  • Threatening someone physically or verbally
  • Attacking someone physically.
  • Demanding money from someone.
  • Participating in hazing-related activities.
  • Stealing from someone.
  • Sexually harassing someone.
  • Attacking someone verbally in person, via texts, or on the Internet via e-mail or social media forums such as Facebook or Twitter.

Possible Activities

  • Journal to explore your understanding of bullying.
  • Watch video segments related to bullying.
  • Share a personal experience related to bullying on Bullying.org as a poem, piece of artwork, story or multimedia.
  • Discuss or role play case studies involving bullying scenarios.

According to the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, bullying behavior:

  • is aggressive
  • is intentional
  • involves an imbalance of power.
  • is often repeated over time.

Stopbullying.gov notes that bullying behavior needs to be understood in connection with the context in which it is found. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 13:39