Today we’re going to start a new series on the various types of bullying.
Bullying is a huge topic. Let’s start with a definition. Here’s how the US Department of Health and Human Services defines bullying in their Stop Bullying Now project:
“Bullying happens when someone hurts or scares another person on purpose and the person being bullied has a hard time defending himself or herself.”
That’s a really good definition, but what does it mean? How do bullies scare people? What tactics do they use? What does bullying behavior look like?