Here are some basic facts about bullying:
- Bullying occurs when a student is repeatedly harmed, psychologically and/or physically, by another student or a group of students.
- Bullies are typically physically, psychologically, or socially stronger than the children they bully.
- Bullying may present itself in different forms, including, but not limited to, physical assaults or aggressions, verbal and/or physical threats, intentional exclusion from a group, spreading rumors, menacing gestures or faces, or repeated name calling.
Here are some questions to ask yourself to find out if your child is being bullied:
Here are some questions to ask yourself to find out if your child is bullying others:
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies
National Association of School Psychologists, Bullies and Victims: Information for Parents by Kari A. Sassu, MSEd, Mahri J. Elinoff, MA, Melissa A. Bray, PhD, NCSP, & Thomas J. Kehle, PhD, University of Connecticut. http://www.nasponline.org/resources/handouts/revisedpdfs/bulliesvictims.pdf Retrieved October 6, 2015.
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies by Howard Binkow. Animated book by The We Do Listen Foundation (https://wedolisten.org).