Definition: Bullying is an aggressive behavior and a form of abuse repeated over time and involving an imbalance of power. It can be physical, verbal, or emotional and can occur via e-mail or online (cyberbullying).
According to the CDC Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, in 2019:
Bullying can adversely affect the mental and physical health of victims and interfere with their academic progress. Those who bully have a greater likelihood of engaging in antisocial and violent behavior.
Prevention efforts for schools should:
Prevention efforts for parents should include:
To learn more, visit: stopbullying.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. Accessed on May 20, 2021.