Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself.

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Is it bullying?

When someone says or does something unintentionally hurtful and they do it once, that’s RUDE.

When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and they do it once, that’s MEAN.

When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and they keep doing it-even when you tell them to stop or show them that you’re upset – that’s BULLYING.

Bullying among children is repeated behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power.


Bullying prevention – Resources for parents

Guide for parents

How to help students in bullying situations

Cyberbullying prevention

What to do if your child bullies