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Bullying Information and Prevention

What is Bullying?
Bullying has been defined as unwanted and repeated written, verbal, or physical behavior, including any threatening, insulting;or dehumanizing gesture, by an adult or student, that is severe or pervasive enough to create an intimidating, hostile;or offensive educational environment; cause discomfort or humiliation;or unreasonably interfere with the individual's school performance or participation.
Bullying may involve:
*Excessive teasing*Threat*Intimidation*Stalking*Cyberbullying*Physical violence*Sexual, religious, or racial harassment*Public humiliation
Some of the signs that this is bullying and not an isolated instance of rudeness or insensitivity include:

*This is systematic, frequent behavior. Bullying involves repeated acts of aggression.*There is an unequal distribution of power between bully and target.*The behavior is unfair and one-sided.*There is an intent by the bully to dominate, humiliate, or intimidate.