What is bullying?



bullyingIn order to address the issue of bullying, it is important to clearly understand how bullying is defined. A commonly used definition developed by Dr. Olweus is

A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the  part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself.1

Expressed in more everyday language one might say: Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself.

We will be going over this question and much more at Jackson’s ATA and Karate For Kids Bully Prevention Day, Thursday, October 10th during regular class schedule.  Friends and family members are invited.  See website and bulletin board for further details.  Also check here often for more bullying tips each week.