October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Although it is hard to define exactly what bullying is, most agree it happens when:
- The behavior hurts or harms another person physically or emotionally.
- The targets have difficulty stopping the behavior directed at them, and struggle to defend themselves.
- Many definitions include a statement about the “imbalance of power,” described as when the student with the bullying behavior has more “power,” either physically, socially or emotionally, such as a higher social status, is physically larger or emotionally intimidating.