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What do you consider to be "bullying"??

I saw a few episodes of Dr Phil about bullying and have read numerous articles about kids who ended up taking their lives because of being picked on SO much!!! What's your definition of a bully?


Asked by newmom28 at 10:50 PM on Oct. 8, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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  • A bully is someone who is habitually mean to others, inflicting both physical and psychological abuse on his or her victims. Bullies can appear at schools, in workplaces, and on the Internet. Bullying can also take on an international scale when nations bully each other with their politics and militaries. Bullying can be extremely harmful on every level.
    Bullies tend to pick on targets they think are weak. Children, for example, will target children who are younger than they are, along with children who look different because of race, disabilities, or fashion sense. People who appear emotionally weak may also be targeted for bullying. Bullies themselves are often former or current victims of bullying. Children who have unstable home lives, for example, may take out their frustration and aggression on other children.

    Answer by iNk-FrEaK at 1:16 AM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • A person who hurts others physically or emotionally on purpose.

    Answer by dancinintherain at 10:51 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • A bully is someone who intentionally harms another person by a) physically touching them in a rude manner, b) verbally abusing them (names, teasing, spreading rumors), or c) excluding them from a group or encouraging others to do the same.

    Answer by SherriPie at 9:00 AM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • no

    Answer by canta1980 at 12:48 AM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • Bullying is physically or mentally picking on or harming others. Name calling is the mildest form, the worst is physical attacks or berating.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 3:55 PM on Oct. 9, 2010