A student is being bullied when he/she is repeatedly exposed to negative actions by another student which results in an imbalance of power. Bullying can take many forms, all of which are unwanted and can have harmful effects. Bullying behaviors (direct or indirect) can be physical, verbal, written, emotional, and/or cyber.
Physical â€” hitting, kicking, spitting, pushing, stealing and/or damaging personal belongings, sexual acts, and invasion of oneâ€™s personal space in an aggressive manner.
Verbal/Written â€” taunting, malicious teasing, name calling, making threats (including phone and internet), and sexual remarks.
Emotional â€” spreading rumors, manipulating social relationships or environments, engaging in social exclusion, extortion, ridiculing, and intimidating.