We have all heard a lot about bullying in the last few years and people are becoming more sensitive about what it means and how to stop it. Many horrendous outcomes have occurred because of bullying. Much of bullying happens in schools and, as a result, many schools and districts have put in place anti bullying laws or policies.


What is bullying?  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), on its website www.stopbullying.gov, defines bullying as an unwanted aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance and is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. The power imbalance can be physical, verbal, social (including cyberspace), or emotional.