What is Bullying?
According to StopBullying.gov, “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.”
What to Do If Your Child is Being Bullied
Some children will tell an adult when they’re being bullied, but others may not. How can parents tell if their kids are getting bullied?
The infographic covers some of the red flags that can help identify bullying. It also provides information on both the short-term and long-term effects and how parents can help.
This infographic was created by Kids Car Donations, Long Island car donation