Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:
An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power - such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity - to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
BULLYING POLICY AND DEFINITIONS
Iowa Department of Education Anti-bullying/Harassment Webpage
The Recovery Village - Bullying and Teen Substance Abuse
GENERAL WEBSITES REGARDING BULLYING
Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools: A Parents Role
National Association of Elementary Principals - 20 Questions Parents Ask Principals About Bullying
Bullying and Substance Abuse (Amethyst)
CYBERBULLYING AND SOCIAL MEDIA
DISCRIMINATORY HARASSMENT & BULLYING
Anti-Defamation League Bullying Prevention and Intervention
Pacer- National Bullying Prevention Center