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How do you define bullying?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:07 PM on Jun. 27, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • overpowering or controlling someone smaller or weaker for your own benefit or pleasure, this includes verbal abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, financial abuse, sexual abuse

    Answer by admckenzie at 3:39 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • Bullies are unhappy and very self absorbed people. They want everyone else to feel like they do empty, alone and afraid. Bullies are pathetic. Most children who are bullies have a bully at home for a parent.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:21 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • Anyone who takes pleasure in someone else's pain is a bully. We a society need to put an end to this behavior because it has been accepted for far too long.

    Answer by Alie1313 at 6:44 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • A parent who hits their kids.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:10 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • It depends on the person on the receiving end partly. One person may consider it teasing or just joking while the person getting teased considers it harassment. When hurt feelings are involved with teasing it is certainly bully behavior. A person who I would define as having bully behaviors is someone who systematically singles out an individual or group to make fun of, humiliate, spread lies about, physically or sexually abuse. This is certainly by no means covers all definitions of bullying. But bottom line if a child perceives that my child has picked on him or her more than once in a hurtful manor then I know that my child has an issue with being a bully and I will deal with it swiftly and seriously. I don't put up with that crap line, "Kids will be kids" or worse, "You know boys will be boys."


    Answer by frogdawg at 9:28 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

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