Definition of Bullying and its Effects.
Bullying is a situation where an individual is “exposed, repeatedly, and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other students.”
Bullying is unwanted and offensive behaviour, and can occur when one person has more power. Often, the person being victimized feels that they are unable to defend him/herself. The person, who is being targeted, may feel embarrassed, hurt, scared, and/or angry. BULLYING HAS A NEGATIVE EFFECT ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. Any behaviour directed at others that negatively effects student relationships will be dealt with.
Bullying looks like:
- Physical aggression or intimidation.
- Social alienation such as gossiping, name calling and excluding from the group.
- Verbal aggression such as teasing about appearance, threatening, etc.
- Intimidation including unwanted touching, defacing property, extortion, threatening
- Cyber-bullying: online social cruelty that involves sending or posting harmful or cruel text or images via the Internet or other communication devices