What is bullying?

  • (adj): Noisily domineering; tending to browbeat others.
    Synonyms: blustery
    See also — Additional definitions below


Bullying is the use of force or coercion to abuse or intimidate others. The behavior can be habitual and involve an imbalance of social or physical power. It can include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion and may be directed repeatedly towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability. If bullying is done by a group, it is called mobbing. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a "target".

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Some articles on bullying:

School Bullying
... School bullying is a type of bullying in which occurs during the time period a child is in school ... Bullying can be physical, verbal, or emotional ... Some reasons behind bullying in schools are race, disabilities, gender, and religion ...
Spring Grove Area School District - Bullying Policy and School Safety
... In 2009, the administration reported there were zero incidents of bullying in the district ... The Spring Grove School Board prohibits bullying by District students and faculty ... The board policy 249 (Adopted December 2008) defines bullying and cyberbullying ...
Salisbury-Elk Lick School District - Bullying Policy
... the administrative reported there was one incident of bullying in the district ... The school board prohibits bullying by district students and by faculty ... The board's policy defines bullying and cyberbullying ...
Cyber-bullying - Research - United States - 2008
... Claire) published a book on cyber-bullying that summarized the current state of cyber-bullying research ... (Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying) ... Their research documents that cyber-bullying instances have been increasing over the last several years ...
LGBT In The United States - Violence Against LGBT People - Hate Crimes and Anti-bullying Activism
... increasingly associated with general anti-bullying and anti-hate crime movements ... adult Americans in relation to sexual orientation- or gender expression-related bullying by fellow students garnered headlines, bringing to the fore a ... of a video which encouraged children and teenagers to resist and overcome peer bullying, inaugurating an ongoing series of videos by politicians, media ...

More definitions of "bullying":

  • (noun): The act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something.
    Synonyms: intimidation

Famous quotes containing the word bullying:

    Most fatal, most hateful of all things is bullying.... Sensual bullying of course is fairly easily detected. What is more dangerous is ideal bullying. Bullying people into what is ideally good for them.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)