What is a Bully and What Can I Do About It?

Posted on Jul 8 2012 at 03:59:00 PM in K-12

What is a Bully

I've been asked to do an inservice for girls and their parents on bullying and friendship, so I've started thinking about the topic alot lately. This has become quite a big problem in schools and extra curricular activities today, with cyber bullying being a particularly big problem given the rise of children and teens having access to smart phones, IPODs, and other ways of accessing the internet.

According to Dictionary.com, the definition of a bully is a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people. According to the American Psychological Association, bullying is commonly characterized as aggressive behavior that: (1) is intended to cause distress or harm, (2) involves an imbalance of power between the aggressor and the victim, and (3) commonly occurs repeatedly over time.

A bully may engage in one or more of five types of bullying:

To read more, click this link:  http://tripleamom.hubpages.com/hub/bullyinfo

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Author: TripleAMom
Created: Jul 8 2012 at 03:59:00 PM
Updated: Jul 8 2012 at 03:59:00 PM
Category: K-12
Language: English