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 for the behavior to be considered bullying it 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 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.

So, who can help?

Almost anyone!  Parents, teachers, and caring adults can all help you if you are being bullied.  Below you can find some resources that will help you if you are being taunted or bullied: