Bullying Prevention

Do you think bullying behavior ends when students leave elementary school? If so, think again.

Bullies do not go away when elementary school ends; bullying actually peaks in middle school. It continues through high school and even into the workplace. It can lead to serious problems and dangerous situations for both the victim and the bully.

Bullying is repeated and uncalled-for aggressive behavior, or quite simply, unprovoked meanness. It is a form of intimidation, which means behavior designed to threaten, frighten, or get someone to do something they would not necessarily do. Bullies have learned that bullying works. They do it to feel powerful and in control. But there are things you can do to deal with the situation without making things worse.

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