Repeated and/or severe (a) aggressive behavior (b) among Minors,1 (c) that is intended or likely to hurt, control or diminish another person emotionally, physically, or sexually.
Hitting, pushing, punching, beating, biting, striking, kicking, choking, spitting, or slapping; throwing objects such as sporting equipment at another person.
Teasing, ridiculing, taunting, name-calling, intimidating, or threatening to cause someone harm.
Social, including Cyberbullying
Using rumors or false statements about someone to diminish that person’s reputation; using electronic communications, social media, or other technology to harass, frighten, intimidate, or humiliate someone; socially excluding someone and asking others to do the same.
Teasing, ridiculing, or taunting based on gender, sexual orientation (real or implied), gender traits or behavior, or sexual identification (e.g., taunting someone for being too effeminate), or teasing someone about their looks or behavior as it relates to sexual attractiveness.
Rude, mean, and conflict—distinguished
Conduct may not rise to the level of Bullying Behavior if it is rude (inadvertently saying or doing something hurtful), mean (purposefully saying or doing something hurtful, but not as part of a pattern of behavior), or arising from conflict or struggle between persons, absent a Power Imbalance, who perceive they have incompatible goals.
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