Bullying is an unwanted, aggressive behavior that happens among school-aged children and usually takes place between individual with a clear authority contrast, where one is a victim and the other is a dominant figure. In order for a behavior to be considered as “bullying”, it has to happen over an extended period of time and repeatedly. The kids who are bullied and the ones who bully may develop long-term effects.
The aspects of bullying are:
1- Aggressive: whether psychologically or physically
2- An Imbalance of power: Kids who bully usually take advantage of their perceived power – which may be physical strength or popularity – to control and/or harm others.
3- Repetition: Bullying behavior happens more than once or has the likelihood to happen more than once.
Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group intentionally.