Bullying Information

What is bullying?

  • Bullying is a repeated form of youth violence, aggressive behavior that is intentional, and involves an imbalance of power or strength. Repeated, Intentional, Imbalance of Power

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Recognizing the Difference between Bullying and Normal Peer Conflict

  • Bullying

    1. Imbalance of power, not friends

    2. Repeated negative actions

    3. Purposeful

    4. Serious with threat of physical or emotional harm

    5. Strong emotional reaction from victim and little to no emotional reaction from the individual(s) doing the bullying

    6. Attempt to gain material things or power

    7. No remorse — blames victim

    8. No effort to solve problem

  • Normal Peer Conflict

  1. Equal power or friends

  2. Happens occasionally

  3. Accidental

  4. Equal emotional reaction

  5. Not seeking power or attention

  6. Not trying to get something

  7. Remorse — will take responsibility

  8. Effort to solve problem

Tips on how to prevent or stop bullying behavior can be found on Stop Bullying, a federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Other Resources

CCISD Presentations on Bullying

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