Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Bullying Prevention: A National Initiative for October

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and as part of this, it is imperative that educators know the accurate definition of bullying.

StopBullying.gov defines bullying as repeated, unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. This imbalance of power can be physical, social or emotional. Bullying has many forms, but the overall intent is to deliberately hurt or harm the individual being bullied.

For more about the types of bullying, as well as resources for students and staff, visit PACER.org and StopBullying.gov.

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