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Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior manifested by the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when the behavior is habitual and involves an imbalance of power. It can include oral harassment, physical assault or coercion and may be directed repeatedly toward particular victims, perhaps on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability. The imbalance of power may be social power and/or physical power.

What Is Being Done?

Keeping Your Child from Being Bullied

Parents, school staff and other caring adults have a role to play in preventing bullying. They can
  • help kids understand bullying. Talk about what bullying is and how to stand up to it safely. Tell kids bully is unacceptable. Make sure kids know how to get help;
  • keep the lines of communication open. Check in with kids often. Listen to them. Know their friends, ask about school, and understand their concerns;
  • encourage kids to do what they love. Special activities, interests and hobbies can boost confidence, help kids make friends, and protect them from bullying behavior;
  • model how to treat others with kindness and respect.

Links to Additional Bullying Information