Bullying Definition




Bullying Definition

A repeated pattern of intentional, hurtful, behaviors (physical, verbal, psychological) used by one or more individuals who exercise power to intimidate, threaten, harm, and/or victimize another person/victim who is perceived as relatively weaker; bullying behaviors can be direct and open, or indirect and subtle, this includes the use of email or internet to harass and/or intimidate others. *A onetime incident does not qualify as a repeated pattern of bullying behavior and should be documented by the specific behavior itself, such as physical violence or verbal abuse, for example, and not as bullying.

Accessed from InSchool January 2013