Bullying occurs when a child or teen experiences unwanted or aggressive behavior which involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Bullying includes an action which can be making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, or purposely excluding someone from a group.

Bullying behaviors can include:

  • Unwelcome behavior as verbal abuse which can be in the form of name-calling, epithets, and slurs.
  • Electronic or written statements.
  • Threats
  • Physical assault
  • Anything that can be considered as physically threatening, harmful, or humiliating
  • Posting false information intending to harm or humiliate the person on social media.